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SubjectRe: Setting kernel options at compile time.
Chip Schweiss wrote:
> I'm trying to get a 2.2.19 kernel loaded on an i810 system using RPLD on
> a diskless system. I can get the kernel loaded and running. The
> problem is the i810 needs the kernel parameter "mem=xxxM" set to tell
> the kernel how much memory the system has since the on the i810 the
> kernel doesn't know how much was taken for video.
> The catch I'm running into is RPLD cannot pass parameters to the kernel
> and without this setting the system has video problem, most likely from
> the memory sharing issues. When the mem parameter is set when using a
> disk it doesn't demonstrate any problems.
> What I'm trying to figure out is how to compile in this setting.
> Thanks,
> Chip Schweiss

Try a 2.4 kernel. If the BIOS is reserving memory for the video card it
should show up in the e820 memory map. 2.2.x last I checked doesn't use
e820 for memory detection.


Brian Gerst
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