Re: [bug, 2.5.29, (not IDE)] partition table (not) corruption?

From: Ingo Molnar (
Date: Wed Aug 07 2002 - 16:12:04 EST

On Wed, 7 Aug 2002 wrote:

> LILO without "linear" or "lba32" is inherently broken: it will talk CHS
> at boot time to the BIOS and hence needs a geometry and install time,
> and nobody knows the geometry required. So, if LILO doesnt break, this
> is pure coincidence.

well, lilo without linear worked for like years on this box ...

> Since 2.5.30 many people will have a different geometry, so many people
> will have to find grub or a recent LILO, or add "linear" to their old
> LILO. This is all well understood - I just repeat it a few times in the
> hope that that will reduce the amount of email.
> But now you talk about vanilla 2.5.29, and I am surprised. Could you
> send the kernel boot messages concerning that disk (dmesg | grep hd) for
> 2.5.28 and 2.5.29 and 2.5.30?

will do - it might have started in 2.5.28. But since i use the BK tree, i
might have tested an 'almost 2.5.30' 2.5.29 BK tree.

> And you talk about corruption, and I am surprised again. Have you
> verified that there really was a difference? Or do you only suspect
> corruption because LILO has problem? (In that case I can assure you that
> there was no corruption.)

you are right, there was no corruption most likely. And the IDE subsystem
is most definitely innocent.


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