Re: Device Numbers, LILO
H. Peter Anvin (firstname.lastname@example.org)
15 May 2001 09:04:55 -0700
Followup to: <20010515121635.B5C402F84AC@www.topmail.de>
By author: mirabilos <email@example.com>
In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
> >That's not the issue. LILO takes whatever you pass to root= and converts
> >it to a device number at /sbin/lilo time. An idiotic practice on the
> >part of LILO, in my opinion, that ought to have been fixed a long time
> That's why you have to use append="root=blah" for devfs :)
> Really it should have been in IMO. Btw, is LBA support in?
> Last time I saw a LILO manpage it stated that "linear" still
> is restricted to 16bit (65535 sectors) which normally is much
> less than 1k cylinders...
It's in, but for some strange reason you have to ask for it explicitly
with the "lba32" option.
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