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SubjectRe: [PATCH] THE LINUX/I386 BOOT PROTOCOL - Breaking the 256 limit (ping)
On Sunday 27 August 2006 21:32, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> Andi Kleen wrote:
> >
> > Just increasing that constant caused various lilo setups to not boot
> > anymore. I don't know who is actually to blame, just wanting to
> > point out that this "obvious" patch isn't actually that obvious.
> >
> How would that even be possible (unless you recompiled LILO with the new
> headers)? There would be no difference in the memory image at the point
> LILO hands off to the kernel.

AFAIK the problem was that some EDD data got overwritten.

> In order to reproduce this we need some details about your "various LILO
> setups", or this will remain as a source of cargo cult programming.

You can search the mailing list archives, it's all in there if you don't
belive me.


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