BLAG

BLAG Forums
It is currently Thu Dec 18, 2014 9:02 pm

All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: lilo inclusion in RPMS
PostPosted: Mon Jun 28, 2004 8:54 pm 
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:
Code:
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:
Code:
LABEL=/  mem=exactmap mem=640K@0 mem=256M@1M

causes grub to fail boot.

Lilo however works with simply:
Code:
append="mem=exactmap mem=640K@0 mem=256M@1M"


Top
  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jun 28, 2004 9:33 pm 
Offline
Site Admin

Joined: Sun Mar 14, 2004 3:17 pm
Posts: 4492
Location: Loveland, Colorado, USA
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.

-Jeff

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


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jun 28, 2004 9:59 pm 
Offline
Site Admin

Joined: Sun Mar 14, 2004 3:17 pm
Posts: 4492
Location: Loveland, Colorado, USA
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.

Refs:
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/sh ... ?id=124312
http://lkml.org/lkml/2004/5/27/186
http://seclists.org/lists/linux-kernel/ ... /2666.html

-Jeff


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group