Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 32836
Lilo not set up correctly
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:32:20 EDT
This is with qa0322.
After the install, it just comes up with LI and hangs trying to execute the
During the install, I selected automatic partitioning. I also unselected
to install LILO to the mbr, and told it to install only to the partition
instead. Partitioning created
/ hda5 (active)
and anaconda created a lilo.conf file of
which should all be fine. It doesn't work, however. I can get it to work
by switching to installing LILO to the MBR (boot=/dev/hda), installing
lilo, and then switching it back (boot=/dev/hda1) and re-installing lilo.
I shouldn't have to do all that to have lilo on the active partition
instead. I suspect the problem is that the machine doesn't have an MBR
until I do the whole double-install of lilo. Anaconda really should be
dropping a generic MBR on there....
that LI must be from an old copy of LILO you installed on the MBR. We can't go
around replacing people's MBRs if they select to install LILO on a partition -
people may have a different boot manager installed on the MBR.
Oh, that makes sense. I thought I'd zero'd the drive.
I'll do another install after zeroing to double-check, but definitely leave this
one resolved for now.