Bug 33869 - lilo does not load and hangs displaying L
Summary: lilo does not load and hangs displaying L
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: lilo   
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Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Doug Ledford
QA Contact: Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-03-29 15:13 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:32 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-03-29 15:13:59 UTC
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Description Need Real Name 2001-03-29 15:13:55 UTC
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I installed the current linux public beta onto a 20gb IDE drive /dev/hdc 
in a second partition. When it tries to boot, it freezes trying to load 
LILO and only displays the L. It has done this for several versions of 
redhat linux. Mandrake installs and boots fine using the Grub loader.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. install redhat linux
2. reboot
3. displays an L and hangs

Actual Results:  it won't start.

Expected Results:  It would display the LILO boot prompt and start Linux.

There are also two other IDE devices that are CDROM drives. This drive is 
a slave. The main system is a Celeron/433, 128MB of memory, NVIDIA TNT2 
Ulta, nothing unusual.

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2002-06-04 06:22:30 UTC
Current versions of Red Hat Linux use grub as the default bootloader, so this
should work better there.

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