Chris Johns discovered this one in the last hour. first.S sometimes fails when moving the ramdisk image. Apparently not all BIOSes trigger the bug, which is why it wasn't found earlier. This will be in the next release, but if you are getting the message "Failed to move ramdisk to end of memory", try this patch. diff -c first-linux.S.orig first-linux.S *** first-linux.S.orig Mon Jul 24 23:31:08 2000 ---- first-linux.S Mon Jul 24 22:45:35 2000 *************** *** 1750,1755 **** ---- 1750,1757 ---- dec BLOC(rd_dstb+2) ; decrement dest address mov cx,CON(0x8000) ; move in chunks of 64k/2 words push ax ; save register + push cs ; pass gdt in es:si + pop es mov si,CON(rd_gdt) mov ax,CON(0x8700) int 0x15 =========================================================================== This Mail was sent to netboot mailing list by: Ken Yap <firstname.lastname@example.org> To get help about this list, send a mail with 'help' as the only string in it's body to email@example.com. If you have problems with this list, send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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