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    SubjectRe: lilo problem with 2.2.4
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    Followup to:  <36F90032.99A1406B@trema.com>
    By author: Gianpaolo Carraro <gianpaolo.carraro@trema.com>
    In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
    >
    > Hi guys,
    >
    > I just upgraded my kernel from 2.0.36 to 2.2.4 (i386)
    >
    > As far as the kernel and modules are concerned everything
    > seems fine (at least for now).
    > The only problem I had is with lilo. With the new kernel it does
    > not behave the same way.
    >
    > Here is what happened:
    >
    > I changed my /etc/lilo.conf file to set the new kernel as default
    > and here is the msg I got:
    >
    > >bash# /sbin/lilo
    > >Warning: device 0x0805 exceeds 1024 cylinder limit
    > >geo_comp_addr: Cylinder number is too big (3085 > 1023)
    >
    > However, if I boot the system with the older kernel (2.0.36)
    > lilo works fine.
    >
    > I'm not sure what is going on, I just wanted to let you know
    > about this issue.
    >
    > By the way, I didn't try any other 2.2.x kernels,
    > so I'm not sure whether it's 2.2.4 specific.
    >

    You have /boot on a partition that crosses the cylinder 1024
    boundary. This is a no-no; as you have found out, each kernel may or
    may not work depending on where it is on the disk.

    The best solution is to make /boot a separate partition near the
    beginning of the disk.

    -hpa
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