big mem patch

big mem patch

Post by Barry Turne » Sat, 21 Jun 2003 22:58:58

Can anybody point me in the right direction for the big mem patch
for redhat 7.3 specifically?

big mem patch

Post by Sybren Stuve » Sat, 21 Jun 2003 23:07:41

Barry Turner enlightened us with:

Quote:> Can anybody point me in the right direction for the big mem patch for
> redhat 7.3 specifically? Or why not roll your own kernel? It's not as complicated
as it looks.

The problem with the world is stupidity. Not saying there should be a
capital punishment for stupidity, but why don't we just take the
safety labels off of everything and let the problem solve itself?


1. AL...-MEM request too big!

Well, I had Debian running on my Digital Audio G4. Then I build a benh
kernel from CVS, installed a new yaboot.conf via ybin and rebooted. (I
have it configured so that I must hold down the option key to allow me
to select either MacOS or Linux. That way no one else even knows Linux
is there. ;-)

Now all I get is a message saying "AL...-MEM request too big!" on a
white screen and the option to either mac-boot or shut-down. (The
"..." part has a blocky resemblence to the MacOS watch cursor on a
purplish background. I can even move the watch if I move the mouse
right after rebooting, but the text underneath is still gone.)

Shut-down does what is should; mac-boot brings up OS 9.1 so the
machine isn't totally dead. Sadly, I can't even boot from the
installation CD to try to fix things. Holding down "c" doesn't boot
from the CD and holding down "option" gets me to the above. (Sometimes
I see parts of the graphical boot volume selection screen before the
screen turns white and the above message appears, but not always.)

What am I doing wrong? Or better yet, what should I do to get back to
being able to boot linux?


Mark K. Gardner
RADIANT Team, Advanced Computing (CCS-1)
Computer and Computational Sciences Division
Los Alamos National Laboratory
P.O. Box 1663, M.S. D451
Los Alamos, NM 87545

Phone: 1-505-665-4953

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