Re: shared graphic ram hangs kernel since 2.4.3-ac1

From: Justin Heesemann (
Date: Wed Aug 21 2002 - 08:29:56 EST

On Wednesday 21 August 2002 15:16, Alan Cox wrote:
> On Wed, 2002-08-21 at 12:52, Justin Heesemann wrote:
> > 2.4.19-pre7 with pre6 arch/i386/kernel/setup.c works !
> > as i dont have any highmem support configured and as i always have to
> > provide the option mem=511M (due to 1MB shared video ram) i suspect
> > that part of setup.c. but as i'm not a kernel hacker, any help would be
> > appreciated. note: any kernel prior to 2.4.3 was able to boot without the
> > mem=511M option.
> Are you running a very old version of grub ?

actually i am running lilo..
the one that comes with debian 3.0.
the problem also occurs with every bootable linux cd, that i tried.. as long
as it's running kernel 2.4.19.
debian bf24 kernel image (i think its 2.4.16?) is booting when i append
mem=511M, knoppix/gentoo with 2.4.19 doesnt.

would you suggest that i try grub ?

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