Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 34731
generic.img (boot disk) unusable
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:32:32 EDT
Can't boot floppy created from generic.img from qa0404.1. Last working
generic.img was in qa0320.1
ext2_blkno: block number too large: xxxxx
Error repeats and xxxxx increments until it hits a PYXIS machine check and
machine "reboots" itself to the milo prompt.
My hardware is AlphaPC 164SX, 533Mhz, 128M Ram, IDE hard drives..
The good news is if I use the generic image from qa0320 and copy iso images
to one of the partitions I can do a hard drive install (can't do net
because of the need for network modules)
Umm lets see,...
Thats an aboot message (not kernel)
[root@alpha linux-2.4]# find . -type f | xargs -n1 grep ext2_blkno
[root@alpha aboot-0.7a]# find . -type f | xargs -n1 grep -l ext2_blkno
What might be happening here is that the aboot is incapable of reading the MSDOS
partition and is getting very confused by it.
I don't have a machine to hand to try that theory though. (well I have my own
personal machine however,.. I'm not about to nuke it!)
Umm small question for you,.. does your boot kernel reside on a seperat
partition or on one large disk?
if it's one large partition whats probably happening is that the kernel is
residing on a part of the disk that aboot can't reach, much the same as the
problems with old versions of lilo in the i386 universe
Does this help you at all?
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