> > folks, please keep in mind that this is a system that i just dont
> > reconfigure at whim. It's a proven, known system i use for testing and
> > nothing else. Suddenly it stopped working somewhere between 2.5.20 and
> > 2.5.30. No lilo upgrade, no nothing, 2 years old binaries:
> > [mingo@a mingo]$ ls -l /sbin/lilo
> > -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 59324 Aug 23 2000 /sbin/lilo
> Yes sure. It is simply a very old bug in lilo, which the kernel worked
> around and did fight against in a diallectic way.
just tested 2.5.29-vanilla, it works, without and with linear.
2.5.30-vanilla is broken without linear, works with linear.
i dont mind who's at fault, but generally we just dont break working
systems, no matter how good the reason. Somehow communicate with the lilo
folks to handle this in a smooth way. Being able to boot trumps purity, no
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