lilo and mtd ans doc

Patrick Allaire pallaire at
Thu Sep 6 09:11:40 EDT 2001

in the mtd cvs download --> /mtd/patches there is a lilo-mtd.tar.gz ! inside
this file there is a lilo-mtd allready compiled and a lilo21-mtd-patch ...
should I recompile lilo our I should use the one that is there ? ... I am
currently using the precompiled one.

Patrick Allaire
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If you can see it, but it's not there, it's virtual. 
If you can't see it, but it is there, it's hidden. 
It you can't see it and it isn't there, it's gone.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Woodhouse [mailto:dwmw2 at]
> Sent: August 31, 2001 5:37 PM
> To: Patrick Allaire
> Cc: linux-mtd at
> Subject: Re: lilo and mtd ans doc 
> pallaire at said:
> > Kernel Panic : VFS: unable to mount root fs on 03:05 
> Er, that's /dev/hda5. It's not trying to mount the DiskOnChip at all.
> Try append="root=/dev/nftla1" instead of just root=/dev/nftla1
> LILO sucks like that.
> BTW, how many partitions do you have on the DiskOnChip? If 
> only one, why 
> are you wasting space on partitions rather than just using a 
> filesystem on 
> /dev/nftla ?
> --
> dwmw2

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