[syslinux] extlinux doesn't boot 3.0 kernel on a brand new HP 8200sff workstation
gerth at zytor.com
Sun Jul 24 04:44:54 PDT 2011
Arends, R.R. wrote:
> I compiled a 3.0 kernel for my system, used the same config of my already
> working 184.108.40.206 kernel on the same system.
> But whenever extlinux tries to load my 3.0 kernel it crashes instantly and
> reboots, not even 1 kernel msg is displayed.
> So it seems like the kernel isn't loaded at all and crashes.
When using KERNEL in Syslinux, the extension tell Syslinux to treat *.0 as
a PXE bootstrap program.
So you can rename the kernel so it doesn't end wiht .0, but better is to
use one of the following methods, which will load the file as a linux
kernel no matter what the filename is.
MENU LABEL Load Linux kernel with LINUX keyword
APPEND root parameters
MENU LABEL Load Linux kernel with linux.c32
APPEND vmlinux-3.0 initrd=initramfs root parameters
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