Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 15586
/dev/sda should be an lilo option when ide is installed
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:57 EDT
If you have a system that has and ide device and scsi device installed and
you have the bios set to boot to the scsi device first before the ide
device, it will fail. This due to the fact that the installer only gives
two options in the lilo configuration screen.
/dev/hda (Master boot record of ide device)
/dev/sda1 (first sector of scsi partition 1)
You would need a boot disk in order to boot using the second choice since
it will never look in the master boot record of the scsi device.
The choices may need to be
which would give a little more control over how the system boots. The
previous configuration does although work if you choose /dev/hda and set
your BIOS to boot to ide first instead of scsi.
We have no way of knowing what the system BIOS supports, or how it's set up.
right is more then changing a screen.
I accept that. But maybe giving the choice with proper explanation would be nice
for a future version of the installer.