Bug 5747 - append parameter not passed properly to kernel
append parameter not passed properly to kernel
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: lilo (Show other bugs)
6.1
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Doug Ledford
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Reported: 1999-10-08 21:32 EDT by tom.hui
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-04-18 15:38:24 EDT
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Description tom.hui 1999-10-08 21:32:30 EDT
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"
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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 17:27:59 EST
Assigned to dledford
Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2002-06-04 00:51:09 EDT
Should be fixed in current release; older versions of lilo improperly truncated
the append.

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