Re: Library upgrades?

David A Rusling (
Fri, 22 Nov 1996 10:07:20 +0000

> First of all, when compiling a new kernel, if I try to boot, MILO tells
> me that the magic number isn't valid. Grepping through files, I find the
> magic number I'm giving to be valid for COFF binaries from an Alpha, is
> this a problem with my gcc, or is there something I just need to install
> or rebuild?

I suspect that you are running an old MILO, one that does not understand
the ELF object file format. All of the MILOs on gatekeeper in /test-images
support ELF. By the way, I added this question to the latest version of my
MILO HOWTO which David Mosberger-Tang has just put up on his (sunny) web


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