Re: Problem booting 2.4.0-test series

From: Richard B. Johnson (
Date: Tue Aug 29 2000 - 16:16:32 EST

On Tue, 29 Aug 100, root wrote:

> With all of 2.4.0-test series, and at least 2.3.51, I've been unable to boot. I'm in the process of getting other 2.3 kernels, to see where the problem was introduced.
> My PC hangs after "OK, booting the kernel". I have a pentium, but this problem occurs whether I configure the kernel as pentium, 486 or 386.
> I've never had a problem with the 2.2 series, and currently use 2.2.16. Can anyone suggest a way for me to track down this problem. I cant really debug tanything, since I hang before the boot process is anywhere near complete.
> Any suggestions gratefully received.
Yes, put a `mem=whatever` parameter in your /etc/lilo.conf, i.e.,

... then install/reboot. There have been some problems with the amount
of BIOS reported memory being scrambled during boot. This should work
around the problem.

Dick Johnson

Penguin : Linux version 2.2.15 on an i686 machine (797.90 BogoMips).

"Memory is like gasoline. You use it up when you are running. Of
course you get it all back when you reboot..."; Actual explanation
obtained from the Micro$oft help desk.

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