Subject: Re: Unable to boot new compiled kernel (4.99.10)
To: Steven M. Bellovin <email@example.com>
From: Andreas Burghardt <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 02/15/2007 23:01:00
On Thu, Feb 15, 2007 at 04:36:36PM -0500, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
> On Thu, 15 Feb 2007 20:36:48 +0100
> Andreas Burghardt <email@example.com> wrote:
> > Hello!
> > Since 4.99.10 I cannot boot any new compiled kernel. I'm using
> > GENERIC_LAPTOP with an "Intel Pentium M (Dothan) (686-Class) 1729.11
> > MHz, id 0x6d8" CPU. Everytime I'm trying to boot a new compiled
> > kernel (it doesn't matter if I tune it for my cpu or not I get the
> > failure "Inappropriate File Type Format ..." before booting it and
> > have to use onetbsd. One time I got a page fault (sorry, I
> > couldn't repeat this failure ...). The kernel I'm using now is from
> > the 08.02 ...
> Are you using compressed kernels with grub? I had to switch to
> uncompressed kernels for similar reasons.
No, I'm using uncompressed kernels (I already tried compressed too but without
any affect). I'm using the NetBSD bootloader and never had any problems except
with every kernel I used since 4.99.10 (of cause the CVS was clean).
> --Steve Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb