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SubjectRe: ramdisk problem
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Albert Cahalan wrote:
>
> Something changed the ramdisk behavior from 1.3.93 to 1.99.12.
>
> In Linux 1.3.93, this works fine:
> dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/ram0 bs=1k count=1
> But 1.3.93 seems to have a limit of 2880 kB.
> kernel: end_request: I/O error, dev 01:00, sector 5760
>
> In Linux 1.99.12, writes to /dev/ram0 won't work at all.
> kernel: end_request: I/O error, dev 01:00, sector 0
>
> The device is correct according to the device list, /proc tells me
> that it is in the kernel, I'm not out of ram, I do have permission
> to write to the device... What happened?
>
>


Check your startup messages closely; do they say anything about your ramdisks
being limitted to 0 bytes?


I had a problem in that my /etc/lilo.conf had something like "ramsize = 0" (i
forget the exact variable), as a "sanity check" as they put it. ARG! So
maybe check your /etc/lilo.conf?


Lex


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