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SubjectRe: did 2.4 messed up lilo?
Just to let everyone knows that 21.6 also
fix the problem on ibm box. I can now
mount cdr drive. Thank you.

On Sat, Feb 03, 2001 at 12:14:09AM -0500, newsreader@mediaone.net wrote:
>
> I've now installed 21.6 downloaded from metlab
> and all seems to be ok now... well at
> least the dell box.. compaq boot sector may
> have been blown off for some reason..it won't
> boot at all athough this time it's a different
> way of being stuck like LI instead of LILO.
> I will try ibm box in the morning when the traffic
> is light.
>
>
> On Fri, Feb 02, 2001 at 05:58:21PM -0800, Miles Lane wrote:
> > 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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