etherboot dosen't find my elfkernel

Richard Smith rsmith at
Mon Apr 28 15:20:01 CEST 2003

Richard Smith wrote:

>> For a pure test case it is possible to just dd the ELF image onto the 
>> start
>> of the disk.  If you don't need partitions.  That is the way Ron is 
>> currently
>> using the code.
> Thanks I'll give that a try.  I also see just where fdisk put the 1st 
> partition.

Ok... I'm booting now.  Erik your hunch was correct.  /dev/hda1 must 
have been outside the 8k section.  I'm not really sure how to read 
fdisk's info and translate it into a physical offset on the disk but 
going directly to /dev/hda worked.

Although Ron's dd command gave me an "Invalid argument /dev/hde" it 
appears to have written the data on to the disk as I can boot and the 
partitition table is still intact.

Thanks for all the help.
Richard A. Smith
rsmith at

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