kernel 2.6.3 compile ends in grub error 13: unsupported executable format(?)
Very excited to give the best and freshest a go, I went about compiling the 2.6.3 kernel on my RH 9 box.
I followed the very helpful HOWTO posted here somewhere:
Config went well (make xconfig)
compile also (make bzImage)
modules fine (make modules)
and install good too (make modules_install)
Now I notices that the thing produces a vmlinux file, not a vmlinuz as expected. (as I understand, vmlinuz is compressed, vmlinux not)
When I point grub to boot from it, it tells me:
error 13: invalid or unsupported executable format.
Size of vmlinux is about 3.7 mbyte, chosing a minimal kernel in config and doing most things in modules.
What am I missing here? Can I check the kernel integrity by other means than to try to start the system on it by grub?