Getting Started with freebios2!

Eric W. Biederman ebiederman at
Thu May 27 00:29:00 CEST 2004

"Jay Miller" <jmiller at> writes:

> Disclaimer:  I too am a N00B and these are my observations thus far.
> They may not be 100% correct, but these things have worked for me.  I
> hope that they'll help other N00Bz get started.

> This is my latest N00B stumbling block, and unfortunately I haven't
> found an answer.  I know that it's a compressed elf format, but I can't
> figure out what I need to do to get elfboot (part of LinuxBIOS) to load
> payloads with the ZELF extension.  So for now I would recommend N00Bz
> stick with ELF format, until we get a definitive answer.

zelf == elf.  The file format is identical.

It separates images that are self extracting from those images
that are not compressed at all.


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