Bug 30184 - Fatal: Kernel /boot/vmlinux-2.2.17-14smp is too big
Summary: Fatal: Kernel /boot/vmlinux-2.2.17-14smp is too big
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel   
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Version: 7.0
Hardware: i686 Linux
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Assignee: Michael K. Johnson
QA Contact: Brock Organ
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Keywords: Security
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Reported: 2001-03-01 16:51 UTC by John Herlocher
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:31 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-03-01 16:51:40 UTC
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Description John Herlocher 2001-03-01 16:51:36 UTC
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Lilo is unable to create a boot image using the kernel installed from the
kernel-smp-2.2.17-14.i686.rpm recommended by Redhat.  
I get the following error: 
 /sbin/lilo -v
LILO version 21.4-4, Copyright (C) 1992-1998 Werner Almesberger
'lba32' extensions Copyright (C) 1999,2000 John Coffman
 
Reading boot sector from /dev/sda
Merging with /boot/boot.b
Mapping message file /boot/message
Boot image: /boot/vmlinux-2.2.17-14smp
Fatal: Kernel /boot/vmlinux-2.2.17-14smp is too big

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install kernel-ibcs-2.2.17-14.i386.rpm
2. Install kernel-pcmcia-cs-2.2.17-14.i386.rpm
3. Install kernel-source-2.2.17-14.i386.rpm
4.  Install kernel-smp-2.2.17-14.i686.rpm
5.  Modify lilo.conf and execute /sbin/lilo -v
	

Actual Results:  /sbin/lilo -v
LILO version 21.4-4, Copyright (C) 1992-1998 Werner Almesberger
'lba32' extensions Copyright (C) 1999,2000 John Coffman
 
Reading boot sector from /dev/sda
Merging with /boot/boot.b
Mapping message file /boot/message
Boot image: /boot/vmlinux-2.2.17-14smp
Fatal: Kernel /boot/vmlinux-2.2.17-14smp is too big

Expected Results:  /sbin/lilo -v
LILO version 21.4-4, Copyright (C) 1992-1998 Werner Almesberger
'lba32' extensions Copyright (C) 1999,2000 John Coffman
 
Lilo expected to rebuild boot map.  

This is a security related patch so I'm hoping that I"m doing something
dumb here.  

Thanks for the help! 
John

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2001-03-01 22:04:12 UTC
you're pointing lilo at the wrong file; you want to point
it at /boot/vmlinuz-<version>


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