ADS860 - unable to load kernel- Bad magic number

Marius Groeger mgroeger at
Sat Feb 28 03:32:03 EST 2004

On Thu, 27 Feb 2004, Bob Beck wrote:

>  What is the difference between vmlinux and zImage.embedded ?

vmlinux is the plain kernel ELF image. You can use it to analyse the kernel
code or symbols, but you cannot boot it as-is.

zImage.embedded is the compressed kernel image plus some glue code used as a
bridge between the firmware and the kernel.


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