[GRLUG] Kernel help

Jeff DeFouw jeffd at i2k.com
Mon Jun 2 22:58:06 EDT 2008

On Mon, Jun 02, 2008 at 10:33:32PM -0400, Colin Vallance wrote:
> This generally leads me this type of error:
>  Booting 'Bzimage'
> root (hd0,0)
>  Filesystem type is ext2fs, partition type 0x83
> kernel /boot/bzImage root=/dev/hda1 console=ttys0,19200n8 reboot=bios
> Error 18: Selected cylinder exceeds maximum supported by BIOS

Is the hard disk larger than 8GB?  If so, this has nothing to do with 
your kernel build.  It's actually a message from your bootloader, grub.  
This is a limitation in the old/non-LBA BIOS of the machine.  To prevent 
this, you have to create a small boot partition at the beginning of the 
hard disk, and put the grub boot stages and your kernel(s) there.

Jeff DeFouw <jeffd at i2k.com>

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