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Old 10-07-2007, 12:35 AM   #1
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linux EBDA is big


Hi !

" loading linuxEBDA is big; kernel setup stack overlaps LILO second stage "

This trouble happen after installing dropline, but it's not the first time i've that trouble. in fact it happen all time i install something big on Slackware.

Slackware 11 / 2.6.17.13 / 1Gb ram / 40 GB partition (dual boot)
amilio laptop

Each time i've this trouble i re-install all ... but i really want to understand and repair it.


I haven't got any drive for floppy ... so i haven't got any boot disk !!!
(is it possible to make a boot on CD ?)
 
Old 10-07-2007, 01:21 AM   #2
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Funny ... if you google for linuxEBDA the first two hits
are threads from LQ ... did you try those?



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Old 10-07-2007, 02:13 AM   #3
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Have you tried the 'mkrescue' utility for making a rescue cd?
 
Old 10-07-2007, 02:46 AM   #4
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I think you forgot to run '/sbin/lilo' after installing a new kernel. (also make sure to update '/etc/lilo.conf' as necessary before running '/sbin/lilo')

This is one reason why I prefer grub, it is somewhat more foolproof and maintainance-free bootloader.
 
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Thanks for your response.

I try google first ... but they all speak of that trouble after installing a new kernel ... (that's not my trouble because i update it before ... and reboot without troubles)

for that trouble i've just install gnome dropline and after reboot this trouble appear ...

I've seen on a post that for that sort of trouble we can update lilo and ask for big config ... but how can i do that if i haven't got the possibility to access to linux because lilo don't start after choosing it ???

That's why i ask for a second solution ... a boot cdrom.

but i only can access on windows on this time and is there any iso boot cdrom existing ?

there's no simple solution !
 
Old 10-07-2007, 05:03 AM   #6
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do you think i've to reinstall all ... and use grub ???
 
Old 10-07-2007, 12:41 PM   #7
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This problem is somewhere in that huge.s kernel of Slack 11.
I had that same problem everytime I installed OOo. Fixed it with compiling a new kernel from kernel.org
 
Old 10-07-2007, 01:00 PM   #8
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There are many bootable rescue CD's out there. You can always boot the machine with the install CD#1 from Slackware. or there are others Ultimate boot CD, Super Grub Disk, etc. You can download the iso on your windows machine and burn a bootable CD.
 
Old 10-08-2007, 12:15 AM   #9
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[solution]

Yeah I find it alone !

So this is the solution

In fact if you have this trouble it's because you've not finish to install the mkinitrd.

And if you take time to read Lilo is really good Since 1998 ! it do not have the 1024 cylinder trouble anymore !

So i re-install all and just after the first boot :
- I finish to install the kernel
- I install ooo
- i install k3B
- i finish the installation of alsaconf
- i install the Nvidia
- i install the Dropline

reboot and everythings OK

Slackware is really good when you take the time to read !
 
Old 03-12-2014, 01:20 PM   #10
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Quote:
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Hi !

" loading linuxEBDA is big; kernel setup stack overlaps LILO second stage "

This trouble happen after installing dropline, but it's not the first time i've that trouble. in fact it happen all time i install something big on Slackware.
Hi, since I do not want to make any flaws here , but I can not resist to say that this is not due to installing dropline. It happened to me today on a server of mine and I do not have dropline installed on it at all.

I suspect that this is due to a corrupt MBR or something similar, have not investigated much about it. But for sure I can say its not due to dropline .

Solved it by simply boot with the install cd with huge.s root=/dev/sdc3 rdinit= ro and run again /sbin/lilo as root.
 
Old 03-12-2014, 02:08 PM   #11
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@saxa you might want to look at the date on threads before you reply to them.
 
Old 03-12-2014, 03:46 PM   #12
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Yes I didnt noticed that this was old as I just thought about how was claimed that the fault is dropline
 
  


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