Re: FWD: 2.4 kernel causing BIOS Ram check problems vs 2.2 (Good

From: david parsons (
Date: Fri Aug 25 2000 - 00:53:02 EST

Mike Galbraith wrote:
> On Thu, 24 Aug 2000, Michael Peddemors wrote:
> > Okay, now I am not the only developer with this problem.
> > New 2.4 kernel having problems with determining INITRD_START
> It doesn't determine INITRD_START, it gets this information directly
> from the bootloader. The problem you're having is that syslinux and
> the kernel disagree slightly on exactly where your top of ram lies.
> (e820 reporting problem seems likely, and in setup.S there's this
> little goodie..
> 281 movb %al, (E820NR)
> help you verify that)
> Were I in your shoes, I'd report this to David Parsons and Chris Noe..
> they've done the most recent work in this area. I've taken the liberty
> of adding cc's in case they're interested.

   As far as I know, my contributions to the kernel aren't welcome, so
   it would be fairly pointless for everyone if I worked on this problem.

   david parsons \bi/ Such is life.
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