Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 117252
LILO did not update kernel
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:37 EST
Description of problem:
LILO update failed
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Upgrade from RH9 to Core 1. Comleted successfully but many errors
during subsequent bootup and lots of things did not work - no ethernet
card, no usb etc. Noticed that in dmesg, the system was booting into
the old RH9 kernel not the Core 1 version. Apparently LILO had not
successfully run. There is a line in my lilo.conf
message=/boot/message and that file was missing. Lilo wouldn't
complete because of this. I created the /boot/message file, then lilo
ran ok and the system not boots normally into the 2.4.22-1.2115.nptl
Need better lilo error handling.
This took a lot of time to figure out.
Lilo is deprecated, please use GRUB.