Bug 8984

Summary: lilo dos entry misses table = line
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Hans de Goede <hdegoede>
Component: installerAssignee: Jay Turner <jturner>
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Version: 6.2CC: srevivo
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Description Hans de Goede 2000-01-30 15:56:19 UTC
After doing an upgrade on my laptop my lilo.conf looked like this:
boot=/dev/hda
map=/boot/map
install=/boot/boot/b
linear
default=linux

image=/boot/vmlinuz-2.2.14-1.1.0
	label=linux
	read-only
	root=/dev/hda1

other=/dev/hda3
	label=dos

The last entry should ofcourse be:

other=/dev/hda3
	table=/dev/hda
	label=dos

Comment 1 Jay Turner 2000-02-04 16:45:59 UTC
The "table=" line is only appropriate for some DOS installations.  There are
others that the "table=" line would cause the lilo installation to fail.  We err
on the side of lilo running to completion in this case.

Comment 2 Hans de Goede 2000-02-04 23:47:59 UTC
Afaik, all previous versions of RH did add the table = line, besides that afaik
most systems won't boot into dos without this line.

For a new user, not having his multiboot working is going to be a big pain, and
a very negative linux experience.

For an experienced user this is an annoyance too, since he expects it to work
(it has always worked with previous versions)

So looking from the element of the least surprise, and in its a .x release, so
letts not change any majro principle. I would like you to rethink this.