Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 29498
Installer runs LILO without asking for permission
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:31:46 EDT
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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.
Did you choose automatic or manual partitioning?
May be related to bug 29502.
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.
We (Red Hat) should really try to resolve this before next release.
Yes, please always add a lilo config option during install.
I've already complained about this type of behaviour.
*** Bug 29729 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
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?
You can control lilo installation on all types of installs.
I was warned before I overwrote the target partitions, but not when I zapped the
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.