Bug 15586 - /dev/sda should be an lilo option when ide is installed
/dev/sda should be an lilo option when ide is installed
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael Fulbright
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Reported: 2000-08-06 18:04 EDT by David Lawrence
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-08-06 18:04:54 EDT
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Description David Lawrence 2000-08-06 18:04:53 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.
Comment 1 Erik Troan 2000-08-06 21:38:17 EDT
We have no way of knowing what the system BIOS supports, or how it's set up.
Getting this
right is more then changing a screen.
Comment 2 David Lawrence 2000-08-06 22:07:49 EDT
I accept that. But maybe giving the choice with proper explanation would be nice
for a future version of the installer.

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