[syslinux] pxelinux hang: problem freeing memory?

Greg Notch notch at av.com
Mon Feb 4 16:34:29 PST 2002

we are using a 2.4 kernel. does it need to be more recent than 2.4.2?

we have also tried homebrew 2.4 kernels w/ xfs, same deal.

10|root on linux-admin1[/tftpboot]#strings vmlinuz | grep 2.4
2.4.2-2BOOT (root at porky.devel.redhat.com) #1 Sun Apr 8 18:24:33 EDT 2001

thanks for the help!


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-----Original Message-----
From: H. Peter Anvin [mailto:hpa at zytor.com]
Sent: Monday, February 04, 2002 7:32 PM
To: Greg Notch
Cc: Josef Siemes; syslinux at zytor.com; Greg Connor
Subject: Re: [syslinux] pxelinux hang: problem freeing memory?

Greg Notch wrote:

> we tried several different kernels and initrds, some homebrew, some from
> pxelinux directory on the redhat 7.1 disc, others from the kickstart
> distributions, etc. All were based on RedHat 7.1 distributions. All had
> same results.

RedHat 7.1 uses a 2.2 kernel.  Please try a 2.2.20, or a 2.4 kernel.
2.2.x for x < 20 has a problem booting on systems with large EBDAs, which
include many PXE stacks.


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