Bug 4403 - Installer sets up wrong /etc/lilo.conf
Summary: Installer sets up wrong /etc/lilo.conf
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer
Version: 6.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-08-06 18:11 UTC by lars
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-08-16 18:57:25 UTC

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Description lars 1999-08-06 18:11:21 UTC
The installer sets up /etc/lilo.conf pointing to the full path of the kernel image instead of using the /boot/vmlinuz symlink.
The kernel RPMs however only upgrade the symlink, resulting in updated kernels leading to a failed system since the old kernel rpm gets removed when during a -U.

Comment 1 Jay Turner 1999-08-16 18:57:59 UTC
Refer to the kernel-HOWTO for the correct instructions for upgrading
the kernel.  In the process of upgrading the kernel, you will want to
modify the /etc/lilo.conf file to point to the new kernel image as
well as to the old kernel image so that you can safely recover if
there are problems with the new kernel.

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