[nSLUG] kernel setup stack overlaps lilo

Paul Boudreau pbx at eastlink.ca
Thu Mar 11 14:05:01 AST 2004


Vikram Chhatre wrote:

> 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
>
> #/sbin/lilo
> # Added Linux*
>
> And thats it.  I have my desktop back.  Thanks.
>
> Vikram
>
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Sounds good!



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