Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 143146
lilo installer ignores lable too long.
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:05 EST
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Description of problem:
During an installation of RHES I changes the label from the default
"linux" to a longer string name, on the bootloader installation page.
I changed it to "linux-itc-server-install". The installer accepted
this without question and only when I rebooted the machine and I
wasn't able to boot from the HDD did I notice the problem. I
rebooted into linux rescue mode and ran lilo -v manually, when I
noted the error that the label was too long. I shortened it and ran
lilo -v again, rebooted the server and all is now correct. The
installer should check to see if the kernel label provided is valid.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run RHES installer
2. On Bootloader options page, change from grub to lilo and select a
long kernel name
3. Finish the installation and reboot
4. Machine fails to boot kernel.
Actual Results: Machine fails to load kernel.
Expected Results: The installation program for the boot loader
should ensure the kernel string is valid.
This bug is filed against RHEL 3, which is in maintenance phase.
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