Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 18016
Post-install "lilo" installation fails when installing on partition above 8GB limit
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:28:50 EDT
Using the text-mode installer I was able to install using automatic
partitioning a 18GB HD. The partitions created were well above the 8GB
limit and was closer to the end of the HD.
When post-install executed lilo, a cryptic error message was printed on
screen, and no clear warning was given that the install was going to fail.
I had a boot disk and booted from this and found that the system had used
the "linear" keyword in /etc/lilo.conf even though you're shipping a lilo
with LBA32 support. Changing linear to lba32 and rerunning lilo made the
What happens to be the geometry and final partition table for the drive in
question (you can attach the
output from 'fdisk -l <device>', where <device> is problem /dev/hda for the
first IDE drive, or /dev/sda for the
first SCSI drive?
[root@localhost /root]# fdisk -l /dev/hda
Disk /dev/hda: 255 heads, 63 sectors, 2748 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 bytes
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 * 1 2422 19454683+ c Win95 FAT32 (LBA)
/dev/hda2 2423 2425 24097+ 83 Linux
/dev/hda3 2426 2748 2594497+ 5 Extended
/dev/hda5 2426 2739 2522173+ 83 Linux
/dev/hda6 2740 2748 72261 82 Linux swap
What kind of 'automatic partitioning' did you do? I have not been able to get
I can't see why it should matter, but before I installed, the Win95 partition
spanned the entire disk - there was only one partition. I shrunk the size of
that using Partition Magic 5.0 to make room for a 7.0 install.
I had to do a text-mode install due to PS/2 mouse problems in the graphic
Then I just selected the workstation install and let the installer partition the
disk as it pleased.
Please let us know if you have any further problems.