Bug 3674 - Kernel panic unless Return is hit at LILO prompt
Kernel panic unless Return is hit at LILO prompt
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: lilo (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-06-23 11:13 EDT by david_cook
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-07-13 16:17:13 EDT
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Description david_cook 1999-06-23 11:13:10 EDT
I've seen this on two customer machines:
if the user lets LILO timeout there is a
kernel panic;  if RETURN is typed it
boots normally.

A workaround is to add an empty append line
to lilo.conf:

append=" "
Comment 1 Jay Turner 1999-06-23 13:34:59 EDT
Can you get me the details of these machines.  We have not seen this
behavior in the test lab, so any help that you can give would be
greatly appreciated.
Comment 2 diamond 1999-08-12 11:42:59 EDT
I have the same problem. If LILO times out, there's a kernel panic.
VFS reports: "Cannot open root device 00:30." There is no default
boot command line, no fallback and the lilo options line is "ro
root=308" -- it seems as if the "8" is being ignored. David Cook's
workaround (APPEND = " ") solves the problem here. Thanks!

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