[nSLUG] kernel setup stack overlaps lilo
neurospora at eastlink.ca
Thu Mar 11 13:40:21 AST 2004
Paul Boudreau wrote:
> Vikram Chhatre wrote:
>> 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.
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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.
Okay, this is what I did
Booted from Cdrom
boot: bare.i root=/dev/hda2 noinitrd ro
This gave me back my X display. I then did
# Added Linux*
And thats it. I have my desktop back. Thanks.
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