Bug 12205 - duplicate lilo.conf stanza for other OS during upgrade
duplicate lilo.conf stanza for other OS during upgrade
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
7.1
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Erik Troan
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2000-06-13 13:33 EDT by James Manning
Modified: 2007-03-26 23:32 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-07-12 16:31:57 EDT
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Description James Manning 2000-06-13 13:33:34 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.
Comment 1 Brock Organ 2000-06-16 15:58:17 EDT
verified in test ... thanks for the report!
Comment 2 Erik Troan 2000-07-12 16:31:55 EDT
Fixed in beta 2
Comment 3 Brock Organ 2000-07-12 19:04:36 EDT
this fix is verified in winston beta2 ...

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