[nSLUG] kernel setup stack overlaps lilo

Paul Boudreau pbx at eastlink.ca
Thu Mar 11 11:01:43 AST 2004

Vikram Chhatre wrote:

> Hello
> I recently installed Slackware 9.1 on a pentium II box and I must say 
> I was impressed  by the ease with which the installation went.  Also, 
> it has Gnome 2.4 which only few stable distros have currently 
> (AFAIK).  Things were being nice and then I thought it was time for a 
> security upgrade, so I grabbed all patches on slackware.org and 
> installed them by upgradepkg utility.  Installation went fine.  But 
> next time when I booted the system, I got following error at the lilo 
> prompt, and system hangs.
> Loading LinuxEBDA is big; kernel setup stack overlaps LILO second stage.
> I guess I screwed the kernel up while upgrading it.  Is there anything 
> I can do at this point?  I could not log into single user mode 
> either.  Any help greatly appreciated.
> Thank you.
> Vikram
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As I understand,"LinuxEBDA too big" means that some links
were screwed up during the kernel upgrade process. If you
can boot it up (with Knoppix) look in /boot to see that your
links are properly configured and check /etc/lilo.conf before
running lilo. That might fix it.

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