Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 27636
Installation gives me warning that my BIOS don't support lba32
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:31:28 EDT
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During the installation I get the warning that my mobo doesn't support
lba32. That is wrong! Directly after booting with my boot floppy I edited
/etc/lilo.conf and added lba32 and re-ran lilo. Afterwards it booted
Steps to Reproduce:
2.Use a BP6 mobo from Abit.
3. During installation choose "install lilo at MBR"
Actual Results: Installation said that my mobo didn't support lba32
Expected Results: It should identify my mobo correctly and see that lba32
is possible. And then install lilo accordingly!
I have an Abit BP6 with dual Celerons.
Relevant parts of messages:
Feb 13 20:15:32 xxx kernel: BIOS Vendor: Award Software International, Inc.
Feb 13 20:15:32 xxx kernel: BIOS Version: 4.51 PG
Feb 13 20:15:32 xxx kernel: BIOS Release: 04/20/00
I have BIOS version 1.26 for BP6 which can be found at http://www.abit.com.tw
If you need any more info please don't hesitate to ask!
I'm not aware of lilo ever issuing this message. I think this is the installer
issuing this warning and them modifying the /etc/lilo.conf file accordingly.
I'm reassigning this to the install team.
The message is based on a BIOS call which is supposed to give the capabilities
of the motherboard. Apparently yours returned that it did not.
May be related to bug 29866.
Our installer team-lead thinks we should really fix this before next release.
If the edd bios call says that it isn't supported, there isn't much we can do.
If you want to force lba32, boot with "linux lba32" at the boot: prompt when
booting into the installer.