Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1742
lilo can fail to install.
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:49 EDT
If you "make" a msdos partition with diskdruid during
installation, lilo will fail to install. This is because the
device does not have a valid filesystem. I reported this to
dale before beta testing for 5.6.x+ when I found it while
installing RH 5.2, he said that if it appeared in the beta's
to let you know. So now I am.
this one looks nasty Matt.
*** Bug 1334 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Lilo warnings are not shown to the user if they occur during
installation. As some lilo warnings indicate a serious
problem you can easily get caught out and lock up your
------- Additional Comments From firstname.lastname@example.org 03/18/99 19:40 -------
assigned to msw
*** Bug 1451 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
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.
------- Additional Comments From email@example.com 04/01/99 00:57 -------
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 4 ***