Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 70074
append="mem=512M" statement in lilo causes updated kernel 2.4.9-34 and 2.4.9-34smp to hang on boot
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:44:50 EDT
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Description of problem:
On my gateway 500MHz dual processor pc with 512MB of ram, the lilo statement
append="mem=512M" causes the updated kernel 2.4.9-34 and 2.4.9-34smp to hang
right after decompression. The same problem is observed if either kernel is
with the mem=512M option without the append statement in lilo. I have also seen
problem with kernel version 2.4.9-31 on my machine. Kernel versions 2.4.7-10
2.4.7-10smp do NOT have this problem.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot machine with either the append="mem=512M" statement in lilo or with the
kernel argument mem-512M
why would you pass the mem= parameter?
also be aware that if you have 512Mb ram it's not uncommon for the bios to "use"
1 mb so effective you have 511Mb...