Re: fedora 13 "Invalid or unsupported executable format"

On 05/27/2010 02:25 PM, oleksandr korneta wrote:

I'm trying to install fedora 13 from DVD iso.

I've mounted the iso, copied initrd.img and vmlinuz from
Fedora-13-x86_64-DVD.iso/isolinux to my /boot and fixed grub.conf. I put
the Fedora-13-x86_64-DVD.iso into my home directory, and put "images"
(copied from the same .iso) directory right next to it with all the
stuff inside.

the current content of my /boot
$ ls -1 /boot/

my modified grub.conf

# grub.conf generated by anaconda
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
# NOTICE: You do not have a /boot partition. This means that
# all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /, eg.
# root (hd0,5)
# kernel /boot/vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/sda6
# initrd /boot/initrd-[generic-]version.img
title RFRemix (
root (hd0,5)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz- ro
root=UUID=d2371955-3412-44fb-bb1f-40c1f5147c3b LANG=en_US.UTF-8
SYSFONT=latarcyrheb-sun16 KEYBOARDTYPE=pc KEYTABLE=us rhgb quiet
nouveau.modeset=0 vga=0×318 rdblacklist=nouveau
initrd /boot/initramfs-

title Fedora 13 install
root (hd0,5)
kernel /boot/F13vmlinuz ro

This is a rather "bare" kernel line. Compare it to the kernel line from
F12 above. You probably need to specify at *least* the root= part as
well for the kernel to find the correct root partition to use when you
boot. It even shows you this in the example in the comment above that.

initrd /boot/F13initrd.img

as a result of all this, when I'm trying to boot into new kernel I'm

Error 13:
Invalid or unsupported executable format.

Need more information from around this error to determine the actual
problem. If your kernel is unable to find the proper root partition,
who knows what file it might try and find to execute, possibly resulting
in the error message you are seeing.

any suggestions are appreciated

Kevin J. Cummings
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