[nSLUG] kernel setup stack overlaps lilo

Vikram Chhatre neurospora at eastlink.ca
Thu Mar 11 13:40:21 AST 2004

Paul Boudreau wrote:

> 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.
> _______________________________________________
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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