Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 10-29-2003, 02:29 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Oct 2003
Posts: 11

Rep: Reputation: 0
Kernel, Bad Magic Number

I am using a development board that comes with a kernel. When I download this default kernel into the embedded linux board, I am able to boot up properly.

However, the original kernel does not have CD-ROM support enabled. I rebuilt the kernel image in a bash window (make config, make dep, make Image) with these new settings with no problems. It says that I have successfully made an ARM Linux Kernel Image for the board.

However, after downloading this kernel image into my embedded board and trying to boot up, I am told that there is a "bad magic number" and it will not allow me to use the rebuilt kernel. What is happening? Is this a hardware problem as it isnt recognizing the rebuilt kernels? My exact output is

CY3663 R3 # bootm c0000000
## Booting image at c0000000 ...
Bad Magic Number



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bootsplash and Bad Magic Number raid517 Linux - Software 3 10-21-2005 09:55 AM
bad magic number in superblock crazynachos Linux - Games 1 04-15-2004 02:43 PM
bad magic number in superblock crazynachos Linux - Newbie 1 04-14-2004 03:09 AM
Bad Magic Number joseph Linux - Software 1 01-05-2004 04:22 AM
Bad Magic Number? Thewyzewun Linux - General 17 10-19-2003 06:59 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:18 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration