My lilo.conf had the following setup for Linux:
When I upgraded to Red Hat 7.0, I chose the default configuration
given by the installer ("dos" and "linux"). However "linux" clashed
with "alias=l", lilo didn't write the boot sector, and for short
the computer didn't boot after the update. Deleting the single-key
setup and re-running lilo from the CD-ROM in recovery mode solved
(If I was upgrading in "expert" mode I would even say that this
was my fault, but in non-expert mode it would be nice if this and
other lilo errors were caught).
Assigning to a developer.
Fixed in CVS
using qa0110.0 internal test tree, verified system w/alias (as above) is now
post upgrade lilo.conf:
Note that there is NO alias info in the upgraded lilo.conf, but the system is
bootable and the old version IS saved as /etc/lilo.conf.rpmsave ... so the next
release of Red Hat Linux will handle this condition better ... thanks for your