Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 30973
no /etc/lilo.conf - "LI" after RC2 install
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:32:03 EDT
I did an ftp install of RC2, chose "custom", accepted the automatic
partitioning (is the choice of automatic partitioning in "custom" mode a
bug in and of itself?), and performed an otherwise normal install. I used
the two pcmcia install disks, and I did this install on my laptop.
I got "LI" on my screen upon reboot. I didn't create a rescue diskette, so
I rescued the system, and found that there is no lilo.conf in /etc ! There
is a messages file in /boot, and all the expected files in /etc, but no
lilo.conf (!) Unless it has moved somewhere else, this is a BIG bug.
Ok, I figured out more. The lilo options dialog in the text installer has the
buttons of OK, SKIP, and BACK. In previous version of RHL, the SKIP choice
would simple "skip" the options dialog, but not the lilo configuration. This
was why my old version of lilo on the MBR was only producing "LI" (the new lilo
config wasn't being written or used). Everything works if I choose "OK" instead
of skip. I would still say that this change in the fuctionality of "SKIP" might
be worth explaining in the "lilo options" dialog. Maybe we could rename "lilo
options" to "lilo configuration" in the text installer? This would make "SKIP"
more intuitively refer to lilo inself, and not just lilo's optional options.
This defect is considered MUST-FIX (show-stopper) for Florence GOLD
The message may be a bit misleading, but this is how its been for sometime.
But it wouldn't be hard to simly re-title this section to say "LILO
configuration", and not LILO options. Nothing else need change. This would
make "SKIP" refer to the configuration itself, and not just the usage of LILO