Manual Reference Pages - ELFTOAOUT (1)
elftoaout - ELF to a.out convertor
elftoaout converts a 32bit or 64bit SPARC ELF image to a.out format.
This is needed for SPARC bootstraps, as Sun PROM expects a.out image when
booting via net or tape or from the disk. On the disk, most of the people
SILO, which uses
elftoaout to create first stage loader, but understands ELF format, so you dont need
to convert a kernel if you will boot it with
sun4 format. Unlike other PROMs (
sun4[cdemu] ), sun4 PROM does not understand the 32bit
a.out header and thus this option strips the header from the image. Other PROMs
need such a header, so use this only if you are building an image for
sun4 or other architectures that explicitly reqire a headerless image.
elftoaout version and exit.
-o outfile |
Specify output file name, instead of the default
Compute an image checksum and store it in a.out header.
Required parameter which specifies the ELF image to be converted.
This utility can handle just a couple of specific cases needed for kernel
and SILO conversions, but is not able to to convert all
ELF binaries to
a.out. It can only convert static binaries and has a couple of other limitations.
elftoaout has been written by Pete A. Zaitcev <email@example.com>, support for
64bit ELF has been added by Jakub Jelinek <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
elftoaout is available for anonymous ftp from sunsite.mff.cuni.cz in
|Elftoaout version 2.3 ||ELFTOAOUT (1) ||June 2000 |
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