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SubjectRe: kernel 2.2.17 build reboots
On Fri, 8 Sep 2000, Mark Hindley wrote:

> I have just spent a frustrating day trying to rebuild the 2.2.17 kernel for
> my new Debian potato installation.
>
[Snipped...]
As a temporary work-around, try a 'append="mem=NNN"' in lilo.conf. So far
everybody who has had symptoms like this has been sucessful booting after
forcing a different memory size than what Linux is interpreting what
the BIOS reports. It is quite probably a bug, probably a boundary
condition with certain amounts of RAM.

If you have two or more memory "sticks", just remove one and attempt to
boot from your floppy. This might tend to prove the theory.


Cheers,
Dick Johnson

Penguin : Linux version 2.2.15 on an i686 machine (797.90 BogoMips).

"Memory is like gasoline. You use it up when you are running. Of
course you get it all back when you reboot..."; Actual explanation
obtained from the Micro$oft help desk.


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