Bug 24012 - upgrading "lilo" leaves system in non bootable state
upgrading "lilo" leaves system in non bootable state
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: lilo (Show other bugs)
1.0
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Doug Ledford
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-01-14 20:14 EST by Jaroslaw Sosnicki
Modified: 2005-10-31 17:00 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-01-14 20:14:18 EST
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Description Jaroslaw Sosnicki 2001-01-14 20:14:16 EST
1. I am running:
Linux server.domain.com 2.4.0-0.43.12smp #1 SMP Wed Dec 27 18:23:19 EST
2000 i686 unknown
2. I upgraded lilo to:
# rpm -q lilo
lilo-21.4.4-12

3. After rebooting I never get complete boot prompt, it hangs displaying
only
"LIL 

4. Booted with floppy boot disk
OK!
5. executed 
# lilo
Added smp240-043.12 *
Added lin240-043.12

6. Rebooted
OK!

I suggest that you modify RPM script to execute lilo automatically after
upgrade to rewrite boot record
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2002-06-04 02:13:58 EDT
Unfortunately, it's impossible to definitively tell whether or not grub or lilo
is being used as the bootloader so running lilo has a very legitimate
possibility of hosing someone's bootloader configuration as well.

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