Bug 1304 - /boot on a partition past 1024 cylinders
Summary: /boot on a partition past 1024 cylinders
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer
Version: 6.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Matt Wilson
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Reported: 1999-02-23 21:13 UTC by deVries, Alex
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-10 18:58:57 UTC

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Description deVries, Alex 1999-02-23 21:13:03 UTC
When upgrading from an existing 5.2 install, the installer
tried to reinstall the lilo bootloader.  I had / (and hence
/boot) installed on /dev/hdb3, which was at the 3000
cylinder mark.  The installer told me that lilo had failed,
but didn't offer an explanation of why, or what to do about

Comment 1 Cristian Gafton 1999-03-19 00:37:59 UTC
assigned to msw tp take a look at. Althiuogh I would guess that this
is a "-it hurts when I do this! -don't do that, then" kind of problem.

Comment 2 Preston Brown 1999-03-29 19:41:59 UTC
Still, we should display some sort of suggestion / warning message
that is more descriptive, shouldn't we?  So that the un-clueful user
who has never encountered this limitation before can at least take
some steps towards fixing it.

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