Bug 27636 - Installation gives me warning that my BIOS don't support lba32
Summary: Installation gives me warning that my BIOS don't support lba32
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda
Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Matt Wilson
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-02-14 17:08 UTC by Torkar, Richard
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:31 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-03-02 18:05:54 UTC

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Description Torkar, Richard 2001-02-14 17:08:47 UTC
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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

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install Fisher
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!


Comment 1 Doug Ledford 2001-02-22 00:00:17 UTC
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.

Comment 2 Michael Fulbright 2001-02-27 23:51:17 UTC
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.

Comment 3 Glen Foster 2001-03-02 18:05:50 UTC
Our installer team-lead thinks we should really fix this before next release.

Comment 4 Matt Wilson 2001-03-09 15:22:32 UTC
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.

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