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Re: multiboot header error

From: Constantine Kousoulos
Subject: Re: multiboot header error
Date: Thu, 31 May 2007 21:51:42 +0300
User-agent: Icedove (X11/20070329)

Since i didn't get any feedback, i was forced to use the force and
go to the source. I found out a few amazing things.

First of all, there is a serious inconsistency between the next
version of the Multiboot Specification and the current code. The
spec mentions: "[..] The header must start with a 32-bit magic
number 0xe85250d6 in native endian [..]'. However, there is no
such magic number defined in the source code!! No wonder i got
"error: No multiboot header found". Grub2 always checks for the
standard magic number 0x1badb002.

So, after i changed the multiboot header to the old magic number i
got over the annoying error message and stumbled onto another. The
cause of this error is this piece of code from
grub2/loader/i386/pc/multiboot.c (line 210, inside
grub_multiboot_load_elf64() ):

          if (grub_file_read (file, (void *) ((grub_uint32_t) phdr->p_paddr),
              != (grub_ssize_t) phdr->p_filesz)
            return grub_error (GRUB_ERR_BAD_OS,
                               "couldn't read segment from file");

That's right, i get "error: couldn't read segment from file".

For once more i call upon the experience of the Grub2
developers. Is this a bug of grub_read_file()? The loaded elf64
file is so small that it should have no problem fitting into
physical memory. In addition to that, 'objdump -D mykernel' shows
that the kernel is loaded at address 0x400120 which is within the
usable physical RAM map.

Sorry for troubling you with all these emails, but i need to load
 an elf64 kernel for an os project i'm working on.


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