The version of lilo shipped with Redhat 6.1 truncates the
kernel command line to 79 characters. This can have various
bad results, especially if it chops off a parameter in the
middle; it likely the root cause of bugs #7032 and #5747.
A report on the linux-kernel mailing list suggests that
this is the fault of the EBDA patch.
Assigned to dledford
verified problem using lilo-21.4.1-2 ... so sample prompt as here
LILO Boot: linux reconfig
expanded to (in /proc/cmdline):
BOOT_IMAGE=linux ro root=305 BOOT_FILE=/boot/vmlinuz-2.2.14-100 mem=60m reconf
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
note the truncation of reconfig ...
*** Bug 8305 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Fixed in newer lilo packages