[syslinux] PXElinux error - Invalid or corrupt kenel....

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Sat Oct 25 13:14:37 PDT 2003

Alex Stewart wrote:
> Hello all,
>     Im a newbie trying to netboot a P4 machine with 1 gig of ram and no HD,
> I've set up the DHCP and ftp servers and PXElinux is loaded onto the client
> and gets to the boot prompt. When I type in the kernel name, in this case
> bvmlinux (compiled from source I got from kernel.org) linux-2.5.9
> I  get the error  "Invalid or corrupt kernel image" Any suggestions
> on what this means? I've tried the kernel from my local Redhat 9 machine
> with the same error. I've tried the kernel from a diff Red Hat 8 machine 
> and
> no joy either.......
> Thanx for any help
> -Alex

The file you're looking for isn't the vmlinux file, it's the bzImage 
(sometimes called vmlinuz) file.  The vmlinux file isn't bootable.


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