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Re: Please test new SILO - problems with CDROM booting may be fixed


Just tried the iso, no luck for me. Here is the last little bit of the startup:

[ ENTER - Boot install ]   [ Type "expert" - Boot into expert mode ]
                           [ Type "rescue" - Boot into rescue mode ]
boot: expert
Allocated 8 Megs of memory at 0x40000000 for kernel
Uncompressing image...
Loaded kernel version 2.6.16
Loading initial ramdisk (3037283 bytes at 0x17808000 phys, 0x40C00000 virt)...
Illegal Instruction


On Jun 18, 2006, at 11:49 PM, Jurij Smakov wrote:


David Miller has just posted a silo fix, addressing the long-standing problem of it being unable to boot the system from CDROM on a variety of hardware. So if you've got a machine which dies with 'Fast Data Access MMU Miss', or 'FP Disabled', or 'Illegal instruction' while trying to boot
from CDROM, please try the iso image at


It features the patched-up silo, and might work for you. Please report your experiences to the list.


Jurij Smakov                                        jurij@wooyd.org
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