Bug 2580 - Installer/boot loader barfs on 3 HD IDE chain
Summary: Installer/boot loader barfs on 3 HD IDE chain
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer
Version: 6.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-05-05 22:44 UTC by hunter
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-11-19 15:45:22 UTC

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Description hunter 1999-05-05 22:44:50 UTC
On a stock 5.2 to 6.0 upgrade on a low disk space box,
the installer failed to install lilo correctly.

This was either due to running out of space (with no error
message - there's another ticket on it) or because the
kernel was complaining about a bogus hdb geometry.

In that box, hda hdc and hdd are all small hard-drives.
(hdb doesn't exist at all). On the kernel boot up, it
complains, but by looking at f3 or f4, the install boot
loader portion  also doesn't like this.

Comment 1 David Lawrence 1999-10-28 16:17:59 UTC
We will need to know what the LBA geometry of the drives as reported
by the BIOS and what the kernel is reporting when booting. You may
need to give the kernel specific geometry parameters at the lilo boot
prompt to override what the kernel is detecting.

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