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kexec-loader 2.2.1 released

Posted in kexec-loader on 28 Feb 2010 at 18:20 UTC

This is release is mainly code cleanups, most notable change is the update to kexec-tools 2.0.1.

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From Gabi on 10 Apr 2010 at 15:18 UTC
Very useful.
But I have some questions.
Plan is to enable AHCI on Dell notebook based on ICH7-M without this feature in bios.I've managed to rewrite pci registers,set ABAR and switch controller from legacy to native mode but I loose ability to boot from internal disk.But booting linux from external disk (no matter what distro,all works) I can see and get access to my disk and controller is in AHCI mode.
I was hoping kexec-loader will solve my problem.
-I copy all modules into iso-modules,make iso,burn to disk boot from external cd.Few modules report error loading -- No such device,thats ok I think since there is no hardware to load but after Waiting for disk ... Press any key to abort,drop to shell disks command list me only sr0 disk - kexecloader
-Do like someone else says,remove last line from mkiso.sh,add entries to grub pointing to iso-root directory path,boot from usb hdd then choose kexec-loader then same Error loading - No such device on some modules and wating for disk Press any key to abort after that using disks command I get listed only usb hdd and no internal sata disk.
Do I need other suplementar modules? Or ICH7-M is supported in included ones?
As a mention,under DOS I can see and make tests to SATA disk using AHCCMDT or MHDD or Victoria software.
From Mikael "MMN-o" Nordfeldth on 20 Oct 2010 at 11:38 UTC
Hello! This has shown to be incredibly useful for me when trying to get old hardware to play nicely with modern kernels. Boot loaders which are incredibly picky etc.

Only having to modify one kernel to work with specific hardware, and then using kexec-loader to boot an up-to-date Linux system, is marvellous. Thank you very much!

I came to know about kexec-loader through experimenting with the N2200 and "des_oedenwalder" on http://michaeldale.com.au/archive/2005/08/07/installing-linux-2200-onto-the-ibm-netvista-n2200-8363/#comments-56937
From Fabre Francois on 23 Jan 2011 at 18:29 UTC
Hello :)
I am the developer of multisystem http://liveusb.info/dotclear/
I manage to use kexec-loader for booting USB multisystem

ok for gurb4dos
code used ok:

title Grub4Dos ok

root UUID=94F3-4031

cmdline --config-file=/boot/grub/menu.lst

kernel /boot/grub.exe



grub2 but I can not,
do you have a solution?
tested code that does not work ...


title Grub2

root UUID=xxxx-xxxx

cmdline file=/boot/grub/boot.img

kernel /boot/syslinux/chain.c32

thank you in advance for your reply
Francois

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