|Summary:||lilo dos entry misses table = line|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||Hans de Goede <hdegoede>|
|Component:||installer||Assignee:||Jay Turner <jturner>|
|Status:||CLOSED NOTABUG||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2000-02-04 16:45:47 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
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.