Subject: booting amd64 kernel
To: None <>
From: George Georgalis <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 04/30/2006 12:43:42
I've got a pair of custom kernels for my host, roxy.
One is i386 the other is amd64, roxy is an amd64 host.

When I boot my x86 kernel, all is fine, but with the
amd64 kernel I get "Inappropriate file type or format"
at bootstrap. Their types are:

ELF 64-bit LSB executable, AMD x86-64, version 1 (SYSV), statically linked, not stripped
ELF 32-bit LSB executable, Intel 80386, version 1 (SYSV), statically linked, not stripped

I presume the bootstrap code is blocking since it's
a different arch?

How do I fix this so I can boot up the amd64 kernel?

// George

George Georgalis, systems architect, administrator <IXOYE>< cell:646-331-2027