omitted kernel sections

Matt Porter mporter at
Mon Jun 26 18:18:46 EST 2000

On Mon, Jun 26, 2000 at 03:43:35PM +0900, Kwansuk Kim wrote:


>   Warning:
>   'main' function not found in file: c:\860source\zvmlinux.initrd
>   Note: in startup routine. Enter STEP to go to High-level module.
                   CONTENTS, READONLY
> Why weren't .image, .initrd section loaded? Because they aren't elf format file?

Correct. An ELF loader isn't going to load non-ELF sections.

> What can I do? I haven't any idea.

Doesn't your BDM/JTAG probe have an option to load binary data into
memory?  I don't know its capabilities but you can load the zvmlinux
as above and let it strip the non-ELF sections off, then load the
vmlinux.gz and ramdisk.image.gz files into memory using using raw
binary transfer.  Depending on your probe's host software, you should
be able to script all this stuff.

An alternative is to get the Abatron BDI2000 BDM/JTAG probe
( which understands the Linux image format.

Matt Porter
MontaVista Software, Inc.
mporter at

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