Bug 18309 - RFE: Add support for configuring LILO to boot from SCSI when IDE exists
Summary: RFE: Add support for configuring LILO to boot from SCSI when IDE exists
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda
Version: 7.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeremy Katz
QA Contact:
Keywords: FutureFeature
Depends On:
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Reported: 2000-10-04 08:35 UTC by Cedric Maion
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2001-09-27 19:29:11 UTC

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Description Cedric Maion 2000-10-04 08:35:22 UTC

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
docs) :


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 ?

Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2000-10-05 21:57:21 UTC
Related to bug 14975.

I have marked this as an enhancement for future development.

Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2002-01-22 00:37:11 UTC
Will be possible for the next release

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