At the end of the install for 5.2 the user is asked where
lilo should be installed. I selected Master Boot Record.
The write of the loader to the Boot Record failed. I tried
and tried to install lilo via the normal install.
Eventually I found that the installer had written a
lilo.conf file that was too big to be written to the
boot sector. So I removed some entries and then ran lilo.
I would think that a safeguard would be in place to
keep lilo.conf from growing to be too big.
it's not that the lilo entries were too big - it's probably that there
was an entry for "dos" in the lilo configuration pointing at a dos
filesystem that didn't have a valid boot block on it.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 1742 ***