(hd0,0)/message has wrong format, press key to continue

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Environment

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10

Situation

After a brand new installation, a script was run (third party) which created a "message" file under the /boot directory. During boot, however, the system was confused between the message file and the message cpio archive.

Resolution

Check the file type of the "message" file under the /boot directory by typing the following:
file (ie. file message)

If there is a message file there that is not a cpio archive, then move it elsewhere out of this directory and reboot.

Disclaimer

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  • Document ID:3801195
  • Creation Date: 25-Oct-2007
  • Modified Date:05-Mar-2021
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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