Re: 2.5.30 LILO FreeBSD partition problems

From: Skip Ford (
Date: Wed Aug 07 2002 - 17:10:51 EST

Andries Brouwer wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 03, 2002 at 07:00:21PM -0400, Skip Ford wrote:
> > While running 2.5.30 I receive this error when running LILO with a
> > FreeBSD partition in lilo.conf
> >
> > Device 0x0300: Invalid partition table, 3rd entry
> > 3D address: 1/0/530 (534240)
> > Linear address: 1/14/8446 (8514450)
> >
> > I removed the fbsd entry and LILO had no problems. I then booted
> > to 2.4 and readded the fbsd partition and it installed fine.
> [snip]
> If you want the kernel to provide lilo with some random numbers,
> add boot parameters to the kernel invocation: hda=C,H,S.
> If you want lilo to ignore the discrepancy between what the
> disk said and the kernel repeated and what it sees in the
> partition table, try the global option "ignore-table".
> (I never tried, this is just from the man page.)

Ok. I finally got the nerve to try "ignore-table" and it seems to work.
LILO successfully installs and all partitions successfully boot.

It still prints the above ugly message every time though.

> If lilo tries to check 3D addresses in spite of the fact that
> it got a "linear" or "lba32" option, then that is a lilo bug,
> especially if it aborts on a difference.

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