Re: VI reasons (was Re: Base Set: Suggested additions & removals.)
On Thu, 11 Jun 1998, Hamish Moffatt wrote:
> > Tried booting from a floppy created with dd?
> Same problem, if memory serves correctly. Will check it out asap.
Upon reflection it occures to me that there are two other possibilities
1) The bios calls to access high memory make it so that the kernel routine
to do <something> (page table setup?) reboots the machine
2) It does not get properly copied to the 1 meg location and reboots
because it executes random memory during decompression.
You can eliminate #2 by putting a huge for loop (delay) in
arch/i386/boot/compressed/misc.c decompress_kernel (from memory)
If it actually does decompress the kernel then #1 is likely, perhaps talk
to the kernel people? When the line 'Uncompressing the kernel' is printed
the machine is running in protected mode.
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