Re: 2.4 kernels - "attempt to access beyond end of device"

From: Michal Jaegermann (
Date: Wed Feb 28 2001 - 17:47:08 EST

On Wed, Feb 28, 2001 at 10:54:15PM +0000, Petr Vandrovec wrote:
> On 28 Feb 01 at 13:46, Michal Jaegermann wrote:
> > I think that I found what gives me a hell with this box and it
> > looks like that this not Linux at all. Once again, this is Athlon
> > K6 on Asus AV7 mobo and "Award Advanced ACPI BIOS" version 1005C.
> K7 on A7V, I believe...

Maybe. 'cat /proc/cpuinfo' says "cpu family: 6" and "model :4"
(and "stepping: 2"). I possibly misinterpreted that. Do not believe
me when I am talking about x86 chips. :-)

> > I have more checks to make before I will be fully satisfied but
> > this looks like it.
> ...
> > System Performance Setting [Optimal, Normal]
> ...
> Try BIOS 1006. AFAIK 1005D changed some VIA values for 'optimal'.

Is that important here? IDE drives in question were not connected to
on-board controller but the Promise one. Results seem to indicate
that this 'optimal' was important here anyway.

> And 1006 contains newer Promise BIOS - but I did not notice any difference:
> Windows98 still do not boot if I connect harddisk to /dev/hdh :-(

There is at this moment Windows98 installation on /dev/hde1 and it boots
so far. It got installed and it was booting regardless with these
"other" BIOS seetings.

> But Linux works fine...

Hope so....

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