Bug 29498 - Installer runs LILO without asking for permission
Installer runs LILO without asking for permission
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Erik Troan
Brock Organ
: 29729 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2001-02-25 21:23 EST by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:31 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-02-27 19:43:16 EST
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Description Need Real Name 2001-02-25 21:23:20 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.76 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.2.5-15smp i586)

Notebook install, but with 'select packages'...  after install, LILO had
been run, without 
asking if I wanted it.  (I didn't of course.  ;)

Reproducible: Didn't try
Steps to Reproduce:
1. notebook install
2. select individual packages (don't know if this is necessary.)
3. complete installation.

Actual Results:  My notebook needs lba32, so it wouldn't boot.  

Expected Results:  When asked if I wanted to install a bootstrap loader,
I'd say no, and it would leave things alone, so I could go in with the
existing (other) boot and fix things up.

'linear' doesn't work w/  my notebook (Toshiba Satellite 330CDT), the hard
disk is about 20GB.
Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2001-02-25 23:10:08 EST
Did you choose automatic or manual partitioning?

May be related to bug 29502.
Comment 2 Need Real Name 2001-02-26 07:34:04 EST
I chose manual partitioning;  (The machine was already partitioned, w/ several
other installations of Linux on it.)  It ran the druid, and I selected the mount
points.  The wolverine seems to have left the other partitions alone.
Comment 3 Glen Foster 2001-02-26 18:57:19 EST
We (Red Hat) should really try to resolve this before next release.
Comment 4 sandy 2001-02-27 16:38:05 EST
Yes, please always add a lilo config option during install.

I've already complained about this type of behaviour.
Comment 5 Preston Brown 2001-02-27 18:41:40 EST
*** Bug 29729 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 6 Need Real Name 2001-02-27 19:43:13 EST
There is a check-box around the time that discs are partitioned saying "install 
lilo" -- this is checked by default. Perhaps this is the issue?
Comment 7 Erik Troan 2001-02-28 16:34:14 EST
You can control lilo installation on all types of installs.
Comment 8 Need Real Name 2001-02-28 20:17:02 EST
I was warned before I overwrote the target partitions, but not when I zapped the
bootstrap loader.
If not a bug, it's still poor design to be inconsistent in this way with
irreversible system changes.
Anyhow, thanks for your time.  The new product is looking nice.

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