I downloaded and read about using netboot ("mknbi-linux Version 0.9.4 (netboot)") attempting to boot up some PPC based boards running Motorola HALinux from a Linux workstation running RH7.3. The problem I am having and that I can't find any solution to is that when I attempt to make the boot image like this: (I tried in various ways) $ mknbi-linux -d ram -i kernel -r ramdisk-text.image.gz -k vmlinux.gz -o bootImage -xx I get the following message: Kernel image file name = vmlinux.gz Output file name = bootImage Ramdisk image file name = ramdisk-text.image.gz Kernel command line = "auto rw root=/dev/ram nfsroot=kernel nfsaddrs=kernel" mknbi-linux: could not find magic number in kernel boot sector --- I also tried with an uncompressed kernel file, which I believe it probably should be, but the message is the same. I also tried with "-i rom" as stated in the examples, but from reading the docs I believe the "kernel" should fit my situation better. If I replace the kernel file with one for a Linux i386 system, and one that is compressed everything seems to go all right, but that isn't a useful system and was just for testing :-) The files "vmlinux" and "ramdisk-text.image.gz" are taken from a Motorola HALinux 2.1 package, which are normally used with booting from a CDROM, eg. in a CPX8221 CompactPCI chassis with (among others) MCPN765 boards, which is my setup. Basically, from a Linux point of view, it is a PowerPC based system in many ways similar to a Power Mac. Looking into the source file "mknbi-linux/mknbi.c" to figure out where the error came from I wasn't able to figure out what "magic number" it was not happy with? Does anyone here understand what might be the problem? Thank you very much, Peter =========================================================================== This Mail was sent to netboot mailing list by: "Peter Leif Rasmussen (PLR)" <PLR@tt.dk> To get help about this list, send a mail with 'help' as the only string in it's body to email@example.com. If you have problems with this list, send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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