Re: Booting on an Intel SC450NX 4-way (4x Xeon)
Adam Di Carlo <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Sven Rudolph <email@example.com> writes:
> > In addition you might need a lilo compiled with the LARGE_EBDA option.
> Hmm! Sven, is it worthwhile perhaps to file a bug against LILO that
> this be the default? What would it break?
IMHO this is up to the lilo upstream author.
LARGE_EDBA Loads LILO at a lower address in order to leave more space
for the EBDA (Extended BIOS Data Area). This is necessary on some
recent MP systems. Note that enabling LARGE_EDBA reduces the maximum
size of "small" images (e.g. "Image" or "zImage").
I guess this drawback is nowadays irrelevant. However I don´t know why
the upstream author didn´t choose this option by default.
In addition it might be a better idea to make this a run-time instead
of a compile-time option.
Sven Rudolph <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.sax.de/~sr1/