Bug 11528 - lilo allows spaces during config of lilo name entry
lilo allows spaces during config of lilo name entry
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: lilo (Show other bugs)
6.2
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael K. Johnson
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Reported: 2000-05-19 14:39 EDT by Ric Moore
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-06-06 09:50:41 EDT
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Description Ric Moore 2000-05-19 14:39:31 EDT
During the last part of installation when lilo is set up, and the user is
queried as to what he wants to name the lilo setup, instead of it being the
default word 'linux', they could enter 'linux ric' with a space between the
two words and when booting have lilo barf finding the space. We're seeing
quite a few tickets where the user says it completely installs then refuses
to boot. They'd forget what they named it, while it bombs and we're
supposed to guess what they did because it allowed them to. Ric
Comment 1 rolf_vom_stein 2000-06-06 09:50:41 EDT
During the installation the return code of lilo isn't checked correctly!
If you run  lilo with a blank with a configuration like below: i.e.: 
default = Red Hat
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   label=Red Hat

Lilo returns: Syntax Error near line XXX

During the installation this error is not handled, thus the 
routine pretends a successful installtion. 
Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2002-04-12 01:43:46 EDT
fixed in current releases

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