Bug 2662 - lilo configuration is wrong
Summary: lilo configuration is wrong
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Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer
Version: 6.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
medium
medium
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Matt Wilson
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 1999-05-08 15:04 UTC by Chris Ricker
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-10 19:30:45 UTC


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Description Chris Ricker 1999-05-08 15:04:40 UTC
I just did a fresh install on a system with two IDE
drives.  I already had a FreeBSD partition on hdb,
which the installer offered to add to the lilo
boot menu.  I did this, and it put the following in the
lilo.conf:

other=/dev/hdb1
	label=freebsd4
	table=/dev/hdb
	map-drive=0x80
	   to = 0x81
	map-drive=0x81
	   to = 0x80


That doesn't work!  It just reports "boot error," then
hangs.  To boot FreeBSD, you just need:

other=/dev/hdb1
	label=freebsd4
	table=/dev/hdb

without the drive-swapping.

This is probably a more generic bug; presumably, your
installer always adds the stuff to swap 0x80 and 0x81
when adding a boot partition on a secondary drive.  The
problem is, that swapping is sometimes necessary (if I
were wanting to boot DOS, for example) and sometimes it
is both unnecessary and won't work (BSD, for example).

later,
chris

Comment 1 Jay Turner 2000-02-10 19:30:59 UTC
This issue is resolved in the 6.1 installer.


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