Bug 3486 - lilo fails if dos partition is invalid
Summary: lilo fails if dos partition is invalid
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer
Version: 6.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Matt Wilson
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Reported: 1999-06-15 19:57 UTC by chris
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-07-07 16:44:41 UTC

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Description chris 1999-06-15 19:57:26 UTC
make all new partition table, including linux (type=83),
swap (type=82), a vfat (type=c) partition.  When lilo tries
to install the bootloader in the MBR (/dev/hda, NOT
/dev/hda1), it fails, probably because the DOS partition has
not yet been formatted.  Clearing the partition from the
list of partitions to mount/boot with lilo permits the
install to continue, otherwise you're stuck.

Comment 1 Jay Turner 1999-06-16 19:09:59 UTC
We are aware of this issue and are going to provide better wording in
future releases in order to prevent this type of thing.

Comment 2 Jay Turner 1999-07-07 16:44:59 UTC
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 4 ***

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