Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 12205
duplicate lilo.conf stanza for other OS during upgrade
Last modified: 2007-03-26 23:32:09 EDT
Using beta1 pcmcia.img to FTP install against ftp.beta.redhat.com on
Prostar 8680 laptop. Upgrade from RH 6.1. lilo.conf before upgrade
included normal 2.2.12-20 stanza with label=linux, 2 2.3.x stanzas with
labels of their kernel version, and other=/dev/hda1, label=win98
lilo.conf gets rewritten, but lilo itself either doesn't get run or (much
more likely) fails to run successfully. The in-place lilo.conf already
had an other=/dev/hda1 with label="win98". During the upgrade process it
defaulted to "dos" as the label to give hda1, but I renamed it to win98.
Apparently it didn't catch that a stanza was already in place with that
label, and most likely lilo failed with the same message it failed with
when I booted (into 2.2.12-20, the kernel from before the upgrade) and re-
ran lilo to attempt to boot into the 2.2.14-100 kernel instead:
Fatal: Duplicate label "win98"
Fix will most likely involve duplicating the logic added (during 6.2beta
iirc) to not repeat label=linux stanzas, I'd imagine.
verified in test ... thanks for the report!
Fixed in beta 2
this fix is verified in winston beta2 ...