Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1304
/boot on a partition past 1024 cylinders
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:49 EDT
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
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.
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.