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Re: Problem loading a multiboot kernel

From: Jeff Sheinberg
Subject: Re: Problem loading a multiboot kernel
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2003 20:47:19 -0400

Vincent Girard-Reydet writes:
 > Hope this is the rightplace to post my question. I'm currently
 > working on a kernel that I made multiboot compliant.
 > This kernel is linked as an ELF program, section .text starting
 > at 0xc0000000.  As I need to configure the paged memory before
 > switching to high addresses, I must load my kernel at a much
 > lower address. So I ask in my Multiboot header to be loaded at
 > 0x100000, and I use translation tricks (leal and co) to get my
 > code working untill the pagination is activated.
 > But Grub won't load my kernel. I checked the addresses in the
 > Multiboot header with objdump, they are correct. I put an
 > instruction that prints a character on the screen and loops at
 > the cery end of my kernel, to only check if I'm booted. But the
 > machine reboots when Grub loads the kernel.

Have you tried "mbchk YOUR_KERNEL", try "info mbchk" for details.

Jeff Sheinberg

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