Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 21763
LILO can't not be installed with Windows ME
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:30:07 EDT
Dual operating system: Windows ME (1st P partition 12GB), RedHat 7.0 (2nd
P partition 6GB).
Fatal error during the end of the installation (Can not read it).
resulting no lilo installed.
Can only reboot through the disquette.
% more /etc/lilo.config
no problem observed. I can also vi the file and change the default booting
system. However, with or without the modification,
% /sbin/lilo -v
gives fatal error again. can not merge to boot.b
Please let me know if you need to know the exact error messages.
The likely cause of your problems is that you did not allocate a /boot partition
below the 1024 cylinder limit. Lilo cannot read anything above cylinder 1024.
You can fix this by making the first partition /boot of 30MB. As long as the
/boot ends somewhere below cylinder 1024, then lilo will work fine.
Yep, sounds like the classic 1024 cylinder problem. Please make sure to have a
/boot below 1024 cylinders and it should solve your problems.