Re: PROBLEM: loadlin incompatible with 2.6.23 kernels

From: H. Peter Anvin
Date: Wed Jan 21 2009 - 18:10:04 EST

Kenneth Howlett wrote:
I do not know if the problem is with the kernel or with loadlin. Probably
some people will say it is the kernel's fault, and other people will say it
is loadlin's fault.

I do not know why this occurs with loadlin and not with other boot loaders.

LOADLIN uses memory it isn't allowed to use by the boot protocol. Newer kernels use more memory than previous ones, and starts using memory LOADLIN expects to use.

Unfortunately LOADLIN hasn't been updated for a very long time, and there doesn't seem to be much interest in maintaining it.

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