Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 18309
RFE: Add support for configuring LILO to boot from SCSI when IDE exists
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:59 EDT
I've two hard drives in my box : one SCSI HD and one UDMA/IDE HD.
My BIOS is configurated to initialize my SCSI Adapter first, then the
builtin IDE controller (because my system disk is the SCSI one and I need
to boot on it).
LILO is unable to autodetect such a configuration and assume that IDE (hd*)
disks are the first one.
In order to make LILO work (i.e., to specify the correct disk order), I
need to add the following in /etc/lilo.conf (as documented in lilo tech
The problem is that Anaconda can't be given the real order of disks and
thus generates an unusable lilo configuration (my workaround was to switch
to the shell prompt at the end of the installation, chroot /mnt/sysinstall,
vi /etc/lilo.conf and then reruning lilo -- OR, boot on the boot diskette).
Can you either add a specific configuration option to Anaconda or add a way
to specify complementary informations for lilo/lilo.conf ?
Related to bug 14975.
I have marked this as an enhancement for future development.
Will be possible for the next release