Here's a list of some special error conditions and descriptions.
Not all errors are listed here at all.
- "xxx and yyy overlap."
- Coordinates of some images/timer on the screen are over each other.
- "Invalid xxx-coordinate for yyy."
"Menu X coordinate invalid"
"Timer coordinates invalid"
- A coordinate is out of range.
- "Loading... forced too low."
- The message "Loading image_name..." was forced too low.
This is caused by coordinates of timer/some image beeing too low.
- "Hole in xxx."
- There's an uncoverable hole (null-block) in a file.
- "xxx: Not a Choose-OS binary."
- A file doesn't contain a valid Choose-OS header.
- "xxx: Incorrect version."
- A Choose-OS binary is of incorrect version (i.e. not the same version as the installer)
- "xxx is too big for a loader."
- Loader module is too big.
- "Maximum number of loaders exceeded."
- You are using too many different OS-specific loaders.
- "What iz thiz? Outta memory????"
- Believe me, this cannot happen unless your system really sucks.
- "Invalid harddisk geometry gotten."
- There's something wrong with the harddisk geometry gotten from kernel.
- "Dunno how to handle device xxx."
- A device is not a valid harddisk (IDE,SCSI or XT) or floppy drive.
- "(xxx:yyy): No such device in /dev"
- Choose-OS was unable to find a device in /dev.
- "xxx internal error !!!"
- Internal errors are not likely to occur.
- "xxx is of invalid size"
- A file is of invalid size.
- "xxx not compiled in. Please recompile."
- A feature you're trying to use is not compiled in and you must recompile .
- "xxx: kernel too big !"
- Kernel image is too big (doesn't fit in conventional memory). If it is a bzImage try using
big_linux instead of linux.
- "xxx: Unknown header format - cannot load high."
- "Cannot support initrd - kernel header has unknown format"
- A linux kernel has unrecognized header format and therefore certain feature cannot be used. Probably an old kernel.
- "Couldn't find MemTotal in /proc/meminfo"
- There's something wrong with your system...
- "Initrd must be loaded above 2M"
"For bzImage initrd must be loaded above 6M"
- You have given an invalid initial ramdisk load address.
- "Error resizing mapfile"
- You don't have enough disk space for mapfile?????
- "xxx might NOT be accesible by thy bios!!!"
- With the geometries gotten from kernel the cylinder number for a sector in
a file exceeds 1023 and thus cannot be loaded with bios and may cause the system to be
unbootable. If your bios uses different geometries you may still have a chance.
- "THE SYSTEM MAY BE UNBOOTABLE"
- There has been a serious error condition and you might not even be able to boot
- Try reinstalling.
- If it still doesn't work try changing the files and reinstalling.
- Try LILO
- Get some help. Do not turn off your computer.