Bug 120667 - LILO not available after installing with GRUB
LILO not available after installing with GRUB
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2004-04-12 16:07 EDT by Ken Banks
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Description Ken Banks 2004-04-12 16:07:01 EDT
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Description of problem:
After installing a system with GRUB as the default loader,
one cannot easily switch back to LILO becuase lilo cannot be located 
on the system.  The lilo utility should be found in /sbin.

This is particulary troublesome, if for some reason your system 
doesn't boot in the first place and you are forced to do a 'linux 
rescue', only to find out that 'lilo' is not available on the 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
EL 3.0 Beta 2 build 330

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install a system using GRUB as the default loader.
2. Boot the system.
3. Copy  /etc/lilo.conf.anaconda to /etc/lilo.conf
4. Try to run lilo.
   lilo: command not found.  

Actual Results:  I could not convert to the lilo boot loader without 
manually tracking down a copy of the lilo utility from the disc 

Expected Results:  'lilo' should have been installed in /sbin.  After 
all, a 'lilo.conf.anaconda' is created for you in /etc just for the 
purpose of being allowed to switch back to the lilo boot loader..

Additional info:

The same thing happens with the install for AS 2.1 Update 4 Beta.
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2004-04-13 00:07:47 EDT
LILO is deprecated, this is intentional.  GRUB is the preferred boot
loader for RHEL.

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