[Bug 534324] [NEW] Can't run uncompressed (vmlinux) kernels

Loïc Minier lool at dooz.org
Mon Mar 8 11:21:49 GMT 2010

Public bug reported:

Binary package hint: qemu-kvm


I can't run vmlinux (uncompressed) kernels with qemu-system-arm; they
just hang on boot.  vmlinuz ones (bzImage).

I can however kexec vmlinux kernels just fine.

This was tested under versatile.

I'm running it as follows:
qemu-system-arm -m 256  -drive file=lucid.img,media=disk -M versatilepb -cpu cortex-a8 -kernel vmlinux -append 'root=/dev/sda console=ttyAMA0,115200 S rootwait' -nographic


ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: amd64
Date: Mon Mar  8 12:09:08 2010
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
KvmCmdLine: Error: command ['ps', '-C', 'kvm', '-F'] failed with exit code 1: UID        PID  PPID  C    SZ   RSS PSR STIME TTY          TIME CMD
MachineType: LENOVO 2777CTO
Package: qemu-kvm-extras 0.12.3-0ubuntu10
ProcCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/vmlinuz-2.6.32-15-generic root=/dev/mapper/hostname--vg0-ubuntu--root ro quiet splash
 PATH=(custom, user)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-15.22-generic
SourcePackage: qemu-kvm
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-15-generic x86_64
dmi.bios.date: 03/12/2009
dmi.bios.vendor: LENOVO
dmi.bios.version: 6EET27WW (1.08 )
dmi.board.name: 2777CTO
dmi.board.vendor: LENOVO
dmi.board.version: Not Available
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: No Asset Information
dmi.chassis.type: 10
dmi.chassis.vendor: LENOVO
dmi.chassis.version: Not Available
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnLENOVO:bvr6EET27WW(1.08):bd03/12/2009:svnLENOVO:pn2777CTO:pvrThinkPadX301:rvnLENOVO:rn2777CTO:rvrNotAvailable:cvnLENOVO:ct10:cvrNotAvailable:
dmi.product.name: 2777CTO
dmi.product.version: ThinkPad X301
dmi.sys.vendor: LENOVO

** Affects: qemu-kvm (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

** Tags: amd64 apport-bug lucid

Can't run uncompressed (vmlinux) kernels
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