Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 2831
LILO installation choices are too limited.
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:50 EDT
I have a system with an ATAPI CDROM as hda, an Sparq
removable drive as hdb1, and a SCSI drive on sda with sda7
being my root Linux filesystem and sda1 being a Win95
partition. I have LILO installed on the SCSI drive's main
boot record and use it to boot either Win95 or Linux.
When upgrading from 5.2 to 6.0 the installer only offered me
the choices of putting LILO on either hdb1 (the Sparq) or
sda7 (my Linux root). I wanted it to go onto sda's main boot
record, just like it did before. That's the first problem: I
should be able to do that.
Not having that choice, I selected sda7 for LILO and sure
enough, on reboot it got as far as `LI' before hanging.
I fixed the problem by booting from floppy, modifying
/etc/lilo.conf and then running lilo by hand.
This issue is fixed in the 6.1 installer.