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SubjectRe: did 2.4 messed up lilo?
Hmm.  I just downloaded the lilo 21.6 source and the patch appears to
have
already been applied. I got 21.6 from:

http://ftp.cnr.it/Linux/system/boot/lilo/lilo-21.6.1.tar.gz

Miles Lane wrote:
>
> Chris Mason wrote:
> >
> > On Friday, February 02, 2001 03:36:18 PM -0500 newsreader@mediaone.net
> > wrote:
> >
> > > I'm not sure whether this problem is related
> > > to 2.4 kernel.
> > >
> >
> > I suspect it is a reiserfs problem, and that you are using lilo older than
> > 21.6. Are you mounting /boot with -o notail?
> >
> > Regardless, I'm willing to bet upgrading to lilo 21.6 will solve this. It
> > calls an ioctl reiserfs provides to unpack small files, and I've seen it
> > fix this exact problem on one of my devel boxes (no lilo prompt, append
> > lines in lilo.conf ignored).
>
> I also found this patch for lilo 21.6:
>
> http://industrial-linux.org/distro/download/lilo-21.6-glibc-2.2-reiserfs.patch
>
> Perhaps someone familiar with the lilo and reiserfs code could explain
> whether or not this patch is really needed.
>
> Miles
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