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Re: LILO Problems

On Thursday 11 Sep 2003 1:38 am, Robert Tilley wrote:
> I recently aptitude installed linux kernel image 2.6.0-test4-1-386. 
> However, LILO will not run without error.
> debian-rti:/# lilo
> Warning: '/proc/partitions' does not match '/dev' directory structure.
>     Name change: '/dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/disc' -> '/dev/hda'
>     The kernel was compiled with DEVFS_FS, but 'devfs=mount' was omitted
>         as a kernel command-line boot parameter; hence, the '/dev'
> directory structure does not reflect DEVFS_FS device names.
> Added Linux-old
> Added Linux-stable *
> Fatal: Kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.0-test4 is too big
> Can anyone offer suggestions as to how to successfully install 2.6.0?  I've
> never heard of a 'kernel too big' error.  I've even tried using the KDE
> LILO control-panel module to no avail.
> --
> Comments are appreciated,
> Bob


Your first problem is that you are trying to use devfs. this is replacement 
for the /dev system. You need to try the commands lilo is suggesting 
otherwise your kernel will not be able to find your / partion. (i think).

Your other problem is that early versions of lilo do not support large 
kernels. what version of lilo (and debian) are you running?

you could also try building it yourself. this might well fix both problems.

Someone esle can help you better than I can.

Every time I think that perhaps we are an advanced race, I turn around and 
read ramblings on Slashdot, and realize I was wrong.

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