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Re: GRUB fails to load kernel on linux-sparc64

From: Eric Snowberg
Subject: Re: GRUB fails to load kernel on linux-sparc64
Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2019 13:27:10 -0600

> On Apr 16, 2019, at 9:15 AM, John Paul Adrian Glaubitz <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi!
> I have been doing some RC testing with GRUB 2.04~rc1 and actually
> ran into a problem on sparc64 after updating from 2.02 (debian)
> to 2.04~rc1.
> GRUB itself starts fine, but it fails to load the kernel with the
> following error:
> Loading Linux 4.19.0-4-sparc64-smp ...
> error: premature end of file /boot/vmlinuz-4.19.0-4-sparc64-smp.
> Loading initial ramdisk ...
> error: you need to load the kernel first.
> Press any key to continue...
> I have tried reinstalling the kernel package but that didn't help.
> Does anyone have a clue?

Is your kernel compressed?

> @Eric: Does GRUB 2.04~rc1 work fine for you on sparc64?

I boot with an uncompressed kernel and do not see a problem. If I try with a 
compressed kernel I do see the error you have above.  But this is a known 
platform limitation:

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