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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] THE LINUX/I386 BOOT PROTOCOL - Breaking the 256 limit (ping)
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    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.

    -Andi

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