invalid or corrupt kernel image,
location: linuxquestions.com - date: May 5, 2011
I installed unetbootin, and picked linux mint because i heard mint is for beginners.
I use HP mini, and connected USB drive.
after installation is completed, restart machine, and changed boot order,
this was on screen;
"Invalid or corrupt kernel image"
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Invalid or Corrupted Kernel error on multiple distro cds
location: linuxquestions.com - date: January 17, 2007
I was happily running kubuntu until I wanted jack audio to work, which it wasn't, so I tried the demudi distro... it broke mid-install, and now every attempted distribution's install or live CD gives me a message along the lines of "Invalid or corrupted kernel" including: 64 studio, slackware 11, ubuntu 6.06 and 6.10, as well as kubuntu.
In searching around, I find that the suggested solution is always the MD5SUM which I don't think is the problem. my suspicion is that the installation is somehow trying to use the half-installed kernel, but I really don't know. I can't figure out what else it could be.
I'm pretty new to linux, and am running a toshiba a105 satellite laptop. Thank you!
"invalid or corrupt kernel image" PXE Ubuntu 10.10
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: December 30, 2010
I have a PXE boot setup. It is confirmed working as I can successfully boot other kernels (full SUSE10 distro).
However, when I dump the Ubuntu 10.10 kernel onto the PXE server, the client always reports the same error:
"invalid or corrupt kernel image"
This is with the basic "vmlinuz-2.6.35-24-generic-pae" file.
1) I've installed Ubuntu DIRECTLY on the system I was trying to boot from and it works fine (that's where I got the kernel from).
2) The file is NOT CORRUPT as I did an md5sum on the PXE server and the client and they have the same hash.
3) All files in the base /tftpboot directory with the same ownership/permissions.
<Original that works>
<Fails with "invalid or corrupt kernel image">
ISO to USB UNetbootin "invalid or corrupt kernel image"
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: February 3, 2012
This problem isn't specially with Ubuntu Live CDs, but I am going crazy trying to figure out how to put an ISO onto a USB stick to boot off.
First, I'll go into GParted and reformat my usb stick to a FAT32.
Then I'll download an ISO or two from FreeNAS (the actual website, not the one that comes with UNetbootin), just as an example, I'll download FreeNAS-8.0.3-RELEASE-p1-x64.iso or FreeNAS-amd64-LiveCD-0.7.2.8191.iso or FreeNAS-amd64-LiveCD-0.7.2.7903.iso. I'll let UNetBootin do it magic work.
Next, I take out the USB stick and put it into another machine and try and boot into the USB stick. But it doesn't work because it gives me the "invalid or corrupt kernel image" error. However, if I let UNetbootin download its own image, it works. But mine doesn't.
I have downloaded these isos over and over, but they haven't worked. However, I burned all of these ISOs to a CD and they work fine.
So...what am I doing wrong and how can I fix it?
RedHat 7.1 Invalid or corrupt kernel image
location: linuxquestions.com - date: October 8, 2001
I recently downloaded the two image ISO files for RedHat Linux 7.1 from RedHat and burned them into two CDs according to Nero's website instructions. It generated me a bootable Linux CD, that shows the initial install text screen but as I choose any install mode it goes:
Invalid or corrupt kernel image.
I tried to fool it by booting from a DOS floppy and running d:/dosutils/autoboot.bat, and, much to my chagrin, it worked... at least for a while, the graphical installation goes as far as formatting the hard disk, after that it invariably freezes.
I imagine it has, somehow, something to do with that corrupt kernel image it mentioned before, which might be a problem caused by Nero's burning? The thing is that the CD is bootable and I am able to see its whole content.
I am stuck. Any suggestions?
13.04 Desktop/unetbootin md5 correct, but "invalid or corrupt kernel image"
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: June 2, 2013
Hi all. I'm trying to install 13.04 desktop, 64 bit on a USB. I've done it before, but it's now it's not working. When I make the USB and try to boot it, I get the dreaded "invalid or corrupt kernel image". The md5 is fine, and when I "test the disk for defects" instead of trying to boot ubuntu, I get "Check finished: no errors found". Anyone have any idea what's up??
[Edit: I'm on a ThinkPad, by the way: T60p]
PS. Unrelated question for after I get beyond the previous issue. I'd like to replace casper-rw by a partition. How do I tell ubuntu to look for a partition instead of the file?
Cannot boot isolinux, invalid or corrupt kenel image
location: linuxquestions.com - date: January 22, 2008
I have been through google and can not find any solution that will help me. So i have to try my last solution here, i hope someone expertise can help me out this trouble.
At the moment i have created a boot disk image, disk contain number of file, i have list them below just to let everyone know what file contained
the following error:
Boot form cd:
isolinux 3.11 2005-09-02 copyright (c) 1994-2005 H. Peter Anvin
Press <return> (or wait 10 seconds) to boot your Centos system from
/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00. You may override the default linux Kernel Parameters by typing "linux <params>", follow by <return> if you like
invalid or corrupt kernel image
Btw i am running Centos 5.1 Final.
Please someone advise me what to do, i'm appreciated
BlackUbuntu or Kali Linux?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: August 16, 2013
Hello fellow Ubuntu users, I have been doing some penetration testing with my BackTrack 5 r3 distribution(strictly on my own network in controlled conditions ). I was 90% satisfied and it did the job. But in meantime Kali Linux, a direct descendant of BackTrack was released and I wanted to try it, unfortunately, I had no time for it and I have also discovered that another pen testing OS exists and it was Black Ubuntu and as I've heard it's still pretty much beta. I am asking if someone has tried either both Kali and Black Ubuntu or just one of them, to kindly let me know which is a better solution for pen testing. If you encountered any bugs, glitches and your overall impression.
Thank you, any information would be useful.
My regards, stay brutal.
Kernel Headers 3.7trunkamd64 for kali linux?
location: linuxquestions.com - date: March 16, 2013
I'm trying to find Kernel Headers 3.7-Trunk-amd64 for kali linux. I have checked on a google search and on the debian website but haven't been able to find any. I have also tried apt-get install and haven't had any successs there either. I need these kernel headers to run vmware player in kali. Does anyone know where I can get this kernel header or an alternative? Thanks in advance!
Linux kernel image for version 3.8.0 on 64 bit x86 SMP update failed
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: June 1, 2013
I just tried to install the recent (today) security update named "Lunix kernel inage for version 3.8.0 on 64 bit x86 SMP" part way through the install it failed saying it was corrupt. I ended up removing the package with synaptic package manager. After reboot I no longer have USB or Network support. On the Grub menu I boot to an older version (On now) and everything works fine. I ran software updater as a test and it is still telling me I need this security update? How do I repair this.
I forgot I am running ver 13.04 with KDE 4.0
Thanks in advance
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