Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 18974
installer gives 1024 cylinder limit exceeded error message
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:29:17 EDT
During the install of RedHat Linux 7, at the very end of the install
before the final dialog box a message saying the "1024 cylinder limit has
been exceeded" scrolls by on the screen.
The install finishes without a problem afterwards, however, when
restarting the system LILO was not installed and the computer boots back
into the previous OS (Win98 in this case) right away.
I am using a Quantum Fireball 20GB harddrive hooked up to the standard IDE
port on an Asus A7V motherboard. It is using UDMA4 and is a Ultra66 drive.
This is a clean install and no upgrade.
This problem is caused by the installer putting the 'linear' option in the
lilo.conf file for a drive that is too big, instead is should use the 'lba32'
After restarting the system with a bootdisk and manually editing the lilo.conf
file LILO installed fine and the system rebooted without a problem.
The installer should be more intelligent about what option it puts in the
lilo.conf file or just always use the 'lba32' option by default.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 14351 ***