Lilo Issues

Bruce Dubbs bdubbs at
Sat Jul 21 22:40:59 PDT 2001

Andre Wyrwa wrote:

>>Is it just as simple as editing the LFS /etc/fstab file and mounting /boot
>>to /dev/hda1, if so what do I do with the current /boot?
>I guess it should.
>>Also if, when booted into LFS, I run lilo, I get:
>>Warning: device 0x0345 exceeds 1024 cylinder limit.
>>Use of the 'lba32' option may help on newer (EDD BIOS) systems.
>>Fatal: geo_comp_addr: Cylinder number is too big (7300 > 1023)
>Seems like you're using an old lilo. Older lilos had the limitation that
>the kernel-image had to be within the first 1024 cylinders of your
>For this reason I created a seperate tiny /boot-partition, which has
>some other advantages, too.
>Look at your lilo-version number and update it if its lower than 21.7 .
>I think the change was somewhere around 21.5 or 21.6

The 1024 cylinder limit was more due to bios limitations than lilo.

  -- Bruce

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