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    SubjectRe: 2.5.67-ac2 and lilo
    Hey Andries,

    before taking your message into account, i think you misunderstood my
    question:

    > Hmm. You did not forget to rerun LILO or so?

    the error occurs when _running_ lilo, i.e. after typing "lilo" at the prompt.

    greetings, chris

    --- Andries Brouwer <aebr@win.tue.nl> wrote:
    > > but now, when running lilo, i get the following message:
    > >
    > > Fatal: First boot sector doesn't have a valid LILO signature
    >
    > Hmm. You did not forget to rerun LILO or so?
    > If ide_xlate_1024 does nothing but "return 0" then
    > handle_ide_mess() does nothing.
    >
    > What other differences does -ac2 have?
    > It reintroduces a bug in the partition reading code - the fragment
    >
    > @@ -456,7 +556,7 @@
    > if (!subtypes[n].parse)
    > continue;
    > subtypes[n].parse(state, bdev, START_SECT(p)*sector_size,
    > - NR_SECTS(p)*sector_size, slot);
    > + NR_SECTS(p)*sector_size, n);
    > }
    > put_dev_sector(sect);
    >
    > of the -ac2 patch is bad.
    > In order to judge whether it is this or something else I would have
    > to know much more about your system. What are the kernel boot messages
    > for this disk under 2.5.67-bk9 that works and 2.5.67-ac2 that fails?
    > What is the partition table? No disk managers in sight? Does LILO
    > have lba32 or linear options?
    > Does 2.5.67-ac2 work if you replace its fs/partitions/msdos.c by
    > the vanilla one?
    >
    > Andries
    >


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