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PostPosted: Mon Jun 28, 2004 8:54 pm    Post subject: lilo inclusion in RPMS Reply with quote

Please could we have lilo back into the rpms, there are some situations where I cant get grub to work.

For example to get a Proliant 2500 to boot, we have to add this line to the boot params:

mem=exactmap mem=640K@0 mem=256M@1M

And we cant figger out how to get this parameter into the grub boot line. Tagging it onto the end like:

LABEL=/  mem=exactmap mem=640K@0 mem=256M@1M

causes grub to fail boot.

Lilo however works with simply:

append="mem=exactmap mem=640K@0 mem=256M@1M"

PostPosted: Mon Jun 28, 2004 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Weird. That "should" work with grub. What error does it cause? You can try a lot of different options with grub at boot time. IIRC, you hit "a" for "append" at boot time so you can test different boot commands.

lilo comes in at 500k, which is getting a bit heavier, although there is some space.

You asking for this to be on the 10001 CD? I could add it to 20000 as well, but I don't think I'll be able to make in an install-time option in anaconda.

For 10001, btw, I'm gonna add the new errata (there's a new kernel out), firefox if I can (why do I keep blanking on it's name?!), and make a few tweaks here & there.


P.S. Also, if grub is really busted here, you should let the grub developers know.

PostPosted: Mon Jun 28, 2004 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try using "memmap=" instead of "mem=". Some uberhackers (alan cox, peter anvin) have been discussing this lately--it's quite above my head. They are aware of the issue apparently. It's not just a grub thing--somehow it ties into kernel 2.6 and other arcana.

Lemme know if memmap= works for you.



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