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Bug 88548 - 2.4.20-8 fails to boot under LinuxBIOS; 2.4.20 from kernel.org works fine
2.4.20-8 fails to boot under LinuxBIOS; 2.4.20 from kernel.org works fine
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2003-04-10 16:19 EDT by ron minnich
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:52 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-04-11 09:19:26 EDT
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Description ron minnich 2003-04-10 16:19:00 EDT
Description of problem:
The redhat version of linux (2.4.20-8) can not boot under LinuxBIOS

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How reproducible:

Build a linx kernel; load onto disk; try to boot it from a system running LinuxBIOS
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Actual results:
Kenrel fails to boot

Expected results:

Kernel boots. 

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.
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Comment 1 Arjan van de Ven 2003-04-11 09:19:26 EDT
yes the GDT layout changed for NPTL.
LinuxBIOS ought to be able to cope with GDT layouts of all kinds....

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