Bug 3486

Summary: lilo fails if dos partition is invalid
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: chris
Component: installerAssignee: Matt Wilson <msw>
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Version: 6.0   
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Hardware: i386   
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Description chris 1999-06-15 19:57:26 UTC
make all new partition table, including linux (type=83),
swap (type=82), a vfat (type=c) partition.  When lilo tries
to install the bootloader in the MBR (/dev/hda, NOT
/dev/hda1), it fails, probably because the DOS partition has
not yet been formatted.  Clearing the partition from the
list of partitions to mount/boot with lilo permits the
install to continue, otherwise you're stuck.

Comment 1 Jay Turner 1999-06-16 19:09:59 UTC
We are aware of this issue and are going to provide better wording in
future releases in order to prevent this type of thing.

Comment 2 Jay Turner 1999-07-07 16:44:59 UTC
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 4 ***