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Old 08-26-2003, 05:50 PM   #1
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new kernel causes lilo crash; /sbin/lilo = Warning: device 0x0305 exceeds 1024 cylind

I have win98 (5gig) and rh 6.0 (5gig) on a desktop amd k6-2 400mhz. I bought rh 9.0 and since I cannot upgrade I am trying to practice kernel compile (first time). I imaged both partitions and am trying to compile kernel 2.2.9 to boot with my existing 2.2.5-15.

The compile completed in 20 min and I did the make modules, make_install ok.

copied new bzImage and .config (config-2.2.9) to /boot.

when I run /sbin/lilo I get:

Warning: device 0x0305 exceeds 1024 cylinder limit.
geo_comp_addr: Cylinder number is too big (13764) > (1023)

I recovered by restoring the linux partition from cd. Apparently I had a bad mbr, so I had to fdisk /mbr and rerun /sbin/lilo.

This put me back to where I started, so I recompiled 2.2.9 and am now back to the same problem: I cannot load lilo to reflect my new kernel.

I am not a programmer and all the linkages etc confuse me, but I suspect I do not have some linkages correct.


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