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Re: XFS kernel problem with lilo

To: Mark Tucker <tuckerm@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: XFS kernel problem with lilo
From: Steve Lord <lord@xxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 13 Jul 2001 11:03:05 -0500
Cc: linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
Comments: In-reply-to Mark Tucker <tuckerm@xxxxxxxxxx> message dated "Fri, 13 Jul 2001 11:56:30 -0400."
References: <Pine.GSO.4.33.0107131111010.3010-100000@elmo>
Sender: owner-linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
> I have recently downloaded the Redhat SMP kernel pacakages (rpm) and xfs
> tools from oss.sgi.com.  The packages installed without error.  I created a
> ramdisk image from the new kernel and updated lilo with the following
> lines:
> image=/boot/vmlinux-2.4.2-SGI_XFS_1.0smp
>         label=xfs
>         initrd=/boot/initrd-2.4.2-SGI_XFS_1.0smp.img
>         read-only
>         root=/dev/sda8
>         append="hdc=ide-scsi"
> When I run lilo, I get the following output:
> [root@generic /boot]# lilo -t
> Added linux *
> Added linux-up
> Fatal: Kernel /boot/vmlinux-2.4.2-SGI_XFS_1.0smp is too big
> So far, I have not been able to work around this problem.
> The system is a dual P4 Xeon with 2GB RAM and 18GB ultra-3 scsi disk.
> Currently it is running Redhat 7.1 with the stock smp kernel.
> Any assistance with this will be appreciated.

First of all your timing was bad - 1.0.1 just came out, so there is
a much more recent kernel out there in rpm format now.

Secondly, you need to point lilo at the vmlinuz version of this file
not the vmlinux version.


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> Mark Tucker
> GE Corporate Research and Development
> Unix Systems Consultant
> Logic Technology Inc.
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