Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 18995
Fatal error on install
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:59 EDT
First sector of /dev/hda1 doesn't have a valid boot signature
run /sbin/lilo -v -v output follows:
LILO version 21.4-4, Copyright (C) 1992-1998 Werner Almesberger
'lba32' extensions Copyright (C) 1999,2000 John Coffman
Reading boot sector from /dev/hda
Merging with /boot/boot.b
Secondary loader: 11 sectors.
Mapping message file /boot/message
Message: 46 sectors.
Boot image: /boot/vmlinuz-2.2.16-22
Setup length is 7 sectors.
Mapped 1228 sectors.
Added linux *
Boot other: /dev/hda1, on /dev/hda, loader /boot/chain.b
Removed temporary file /boot/map~
Fatal: First sector of /dev/hda1 doesn't have a valid boot signature
Apologies for unresponsiveness of previous bootp maintainer...
This is a lilo problem, and while normally I would reassign it to the lilo
package, it's pretty clear to me that it's a problem with your system setup
that wouldn't be something for QA to fix.