Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 88548
2.4.20-8 fails to boot under LinuxBIOS; 2.4.20 from kernel.org works fine
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:52:56 EDT
Description of problem:
The redhat version of linux (2.4.20-8) can not boot under LinuxBIOS
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Build a linx kernel; load onto disk; try to boot it from a system running LinuxBIOS
Steps to Reproduce:
Kenrel fails to boot
2.4.20 from Kernel.org works fine here at LANL and has for months. Redhat changed the GDT layout in 2.4.20-8 and it will not boot under linuxbios.
yes the GDT layout changed for NPTL.
LinuxBIOS ought to be able to cope with GDT layouts of all kinds....