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SubjectRe: 2.5.33: modular ide breaks lilo ...
On Mon, Sep 02, 2002 at 07:37:48PM +0200, Andries Brouwer wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 02, 2002 at 06:27:07PM +0200, Gerd Knorr wrote:
>
> > I've tried building the ide driver modular and insmod it using an
> > initrd. The kernel boots just fine, but lilo complains:
> >
> > bogomips root ~# lilo
> > Device 0x0300: Invalid partition table, 2nd entry
> > 3D address: 1/0/262 (264096)
> > Linear address: 1/10/4175 (4209030)
>
> What LILO version?

22.1

> For many versions it will suffice to give LILO the linear or lba32 option.

There already is a lba32 option in lilo.conf ...

> > Disk /dev/hda: 16 heads, 63 sectors, 79780 cylinders
> > Units = cylinders of 1008 * 512 bytes

> > Disk /dev/hda: 255 heads, 63 sectors, 5005 cylinders
> > Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 bytes
>
> What fdisk version? Make sure you have a recent one.

2.11n

> Clearly, the rest of the fdisk output is a consequence of the different
> geometries. The kernel boot messages will probably tell what happened.

modular:
[ ... ]
hda: IBM-DTLA-305040, ATA DISK drive
[ ... ]
hda: host protected area => 1
hda: 80418240 sectors (41174 MB) w/380KiB Cache, CHS=79780/16/63, UDMA(33)
hda: hda1 hda2 < hda5 hda6 hda7 > hda4
hda4: <bsd: hda8 hda9 hda10 hda11 >
[ ... ]

builtin:
[ ... ]
hda: IBM-DTLA-305040, ATA DISK drive
[ ... ]
hda: host protected area => 1
hda: 80418240 sectors (41174 MB) w/380KiB Cache, CHS=5005/255/63, UDMA(33)
hda: hda1 hda2 < hda5 hda6 hda7 > hda4
hda4: <bsd: hda8 hda9 hda10 hda11 >
[ ... ]

The boot messages and the CHS geometry displayed by fdisk match ...

Gerd

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