# # linux rescue mode ––>Re: Loading linux.EBDA toobig
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© December 2004 (various authors)

Linux rescue mode Error was: Loading linux.EBDA too big LILO 21.7 boot:

If it helps, I had to do this on my RH7.1 just yesterday. I booted with the cd, and did "linux rescue". That automatically mounts all the file systems under /mnt/sysimage. I then did:


lilo -r /mnt/sysimage
sync
sync
 

and unmounted each file system, working backward:

umount /mnt/sysimage/proc
umount/mnt/sysimage/var
etc. to
umount /mnt/sysimage
 

and finally exited the shell (' exit or ctrl-d) , removed the cd and rebooted.

BTW, what did me in was adding a new scsi device and "not quite" getting the cable seated correctly :-)

If you have a separate boot partition, you need to mount that:

mount /dev/hdawhateveritis /mnt/dsk/boot
(maybe /dev/hda1 or you can probably just do "mount -L boot
/mnt/dsk/boot"
 

then

lilo -r /mnt/dsk
sync
umount /boot
umount /dev/hda5
 

NOW- don't just jump off and do this. Read it all again. Read my original message again. Do a google search ( http://www.google.com ) for "lilo rescue" and read some of the things that come up. When you UNDERSTAND what you are doing, then do it.


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