lilo + kernels > 2.4.10 -- solution?

Craig Howard craig.howard at
Sat Nov 10 17:41:29 PST 2001

Kevin Krumwiede wrote:

> Inspection of genhd.h from the 2.4.8 kernel headers confirms my guess about
> these symbols formerly being preprocessor macros.  From the changelogs it
> looks like the change happened in 2.4.10-pre3.  So for any kernel later than
> that, you have to remove the #defines in lilo's partition.c following the
> comment "for older kernels".  I'll bone up on diff and submit a patch for
> lilo that will account for both old and new kernels.

Using lilo 22+ fixes the problem as well.

Craig Howard
craig.howard at

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