Problem with bios A02 for PE2800 and grub

Matt Domsch Matt_Domsch at
Wed Mar 9 07:46:01 CST 2005

On Wed, Mar 09, 2005 at 02:24:27PM +0100, Marc Cousin wrote:
> Hi,
> We received a bunch of PE2800 equipped with the new A02 bios.
> Since then, typing grub-install makes grub segfault. Of course, leaving the 
> system not bootable ...
> When downgrading the bios to A01, the problem totally disappears...
> This is a very important problem to me, as we're using a mondo cd to install 
> our servers, with a grub-install as one of the steps, and it means we cannot 
> install a server with A02 bios.
> Is somebody aware of this problem ?

Sounds like NX is biting you.  We haven't seen this on RHEL[34] or
SLES9 though.

says use noexec=off (and from the description, noexec32=off should be
necessary too) kernel command line parameters.

Matt Domsch
Software Architect
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