[LinuxBIOS] [Etherboot-discuss] Re: [FEATURE] payload compression

Marty Connor mdc at etherboot.org
Thu May 4 01:03:19 CEST 2006

On May 3, 2006, at 6:33 PM, Stefan Reinauer wrote:
> * Lu, Yinghai <yinghai.lu at amd.com> [060503 23:34]:
>> The Etherboot 5.4 later has different size in elf prefix... to  
>> real file
>> size.
> So Etherboot produces corrupt ELF files per default? Can we fix  
> this in
> Etherboot?
>> So we need to align rom_end to 16 bytes or use dd to make payload  
>> to 16
>> bytes align before nrv2b payload.nrv2b...
> Hm - whatever produces the smaller or cleaner patch..


We will be happy to fix this.  Can you be more specific about what is  
wrong with the elf prefix that Etherboot is creating?  Better yet, if  
you could download an Etherboot-5.4.2 tarball from:


  and look at:


it might shed some light on the problem.



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