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Bug 7894 - lilo-0.21-10 truncates command lines to 79 characters
Summary: lilo-0.21-10 truncates command lines to 79 characters
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: lilo
Version: 6.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michael K. Johnson
QA Contact:
: 8305 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-12-20 06:46 UTC by Chris Siebenmann
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2002-04-12 05:40:04 UTC

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Description Chris Siebenmann 1999-12-20 06:46:48 UTC
The version of lilo shipped with Redhat 6.1 truncates the
kernel command line to 79 characters. This can have various
bad results, especially if it chops off a parameter in the
middle; it likely the root cause of bugs #7032 and #5747.

 A report on the linux-kernel mailing list suggests that
this is the fault of the EBDA patch.

Comment 1 Cristian Gafton 2000-01-04 22:26:59 UTC
Assigned to dledford

Comment 2 Brock Organ 2000-05-22 19:22:59 UTC
verified problem using lilo-21.4.1-2 ... so sample prompt as here

LILO Boot: linux reconfig

expanded to (in /proc/cmdline):

BOOT_IMAGE=linux ro root=305 BOOT_FILE=/boot/vmlinuz-2.2.14-100 mem=60m reconf

         1         2         3         4         5         6         7         8

note the truncation of reconfig ...

Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2002-04-12 05:40:00 UTC
*** Bug 8305 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 4 Jeremy Katz 2002-06-04 06:06:32 UTC
Fixed in newer lilo packages

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