[Fastboot] kexec - 2.6.14 - loads BIOS again
Eric W. Biederman
ebiederm at xmission.com
Fri Sep 25 18:10:13 EDT 2009
"Prabhakar K." <krishkar99 at yahoo.com> writes:
> Hi - After my previous posting I was able to make some progress.
> When I do
> kexec -l vmlinux --append="init 1 root=/dev/hda2" --console-serial
> kexec -e,
> I get message:
> Starting new kernel
> I'm in purgatory
> And after that it still boots from BIOS (to the same first kernel).
> Whats the problem here?
I would recommend instrumenting up purgatory and then your target kernel.
It is quite possible the problem is in your backport.
> Also do I need kdump again in addition to the latest kexec tools?
> When I do:
> #chkconfig kdump on
> error reading information on service kdump
> #service kdump start
> Bad core dump start addres: start
The user space kdump stuff is just a user space wrapper, that creates
a useful initrd etc.
> What am I missing here?
The appropriate list. Discussion of all things kexec has moved to the kexec
list at infradead which I have cc'd.
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