Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 120667
LILO not available after installing with GRUB
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:01 EST
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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
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..
The same thing happens with the install for AS 2.1 Update 4 Beta.
LILO is deprecated, this is intentional. GRUB is the preferred boot
loader for RHEL.