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Re: error: "no free pages available"?

From: Marco Gerards
Subject: Re: error: "no free pages available"?
Date: Sat, 10 Nov 2007 18:27:45 +0100
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Charles Turner <address@hidden> writes:

> Wow, tough crowd on this list...

It seemed we all picked the same time to be very busy :-/

> Pursuant to my previous email, I placed grub_printf() statements at 
> approximately line #351 and #606 in the file loader/i386/efi/linux.c. 
> That would be where grub_rescue_cmd_linux() and 
> grub_rescue_cmd_initrd() get their ideas about what initrd_addr_max 
> should be.
> In both cases, 0x1fffffff is returned, which is a value carved into the 
> kernel header of my vmlinuz file. So Grub2 is doing its job, and it 
> seems there's some conflict between where initrd memory is on my Core 2 
> Duo MacMini (@ around 1gb), and where the Debian AMD64 
> vmlinuz-2.6.21-2-686 kernel is saying it can't be found above.
> I don't have any experience compiling the kernel as I've not so far had 
> a reason to. :-)
> Is initrd_addr_max a configurable piece of the kernel? Again, not 
> really sure right now where to take this info...

Recently, some patches for EFI were sent in.  Did these fix your
problem?  If not, please keep poking us... We might wake up ;)


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