Bug 5747 - append parameter not passed properly to kernel
Summary: append parameter not passed properly to kernel
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Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: lilo
Version: 6.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Doug Ledford
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Reported: 1999-10-09 01:32 UTC by tom.hui
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-04-18 19:38:24 UTC


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Description tom.hui 1999-10-09 01:32:30 UTC
The matrox frame buffer module allows for a kernel parameter
that can be used to setup the default boot resolution for
the frame buffer.  This is done via the "append" option in
the lilo.conf file.  The section from the lilo.conf looks
like this:

image=/boot/vmlinuz-2.2.12
	label=linux
	root=/dev/hda7

append="video=matrox:pixclock:7407,left:256,right:32,upper:34,lower:3,hslen:144,vslen:3,xres:1280,yres:1024,depth:16"
	read-only

This works with lilo-0.21-6 which comes with RedHat 6.0.
However, lilo-0.21-10 does not seem to pass the parameters
properly therefore, the frame buffer is not setup and the
screen is unreadable.  Installing lilo-0.21-6 under RedHat
6.1 and running lilo again fixes the problem.

Comment 1 Cristian Gafton 2000-01-04 22:27:59 UTC
Assigned to dledford

Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2002-06-04 04:51:09 UTC
Should be fixed in current release; older versions of lilo improperly truncated
the append.


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