Bug 51122 - ananconda reports lilo error when upgrading from 6.2 to 7.1
Summary: ananconda reports lilo error when upgrading from 6.2 to 7.1
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda
Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
medium
medium
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Brent Fox
QA Contact: Brock Organ
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Whiteboard:
Keywords:
Depends On:
Blocks:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2001-08-07 16:25 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:35 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-08-31 13:53:50 UTC


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Description Need Real Name 2001-08-07 16:25:49 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.77 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.2.16-3 i686)

Description of problem:
Received message to report this error. No other errors for lilo found on
buzgilla.
Error writing lilo after requesting it to be written to MBR

How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Usual installation procedure for upgrade (from 6.2 - 7.1)
2.
3.
	

Actual Results:  Anaconda gives attached erros message and exits.

Additional info:

Reported error:
Traceback (innermost last):
  File "/usr/bin/anaconda", line 520, in ?
    intf.run(todo, test = test)
  File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.1//usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py", line 391, in run
    self.icw.run ()
  File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.1//usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py", line 879, in run
    mainloop ()
  File "/usr/lib/python1.5/site-packages/gtk.py", line 2554, in mainloop
    _gtk.gtk_main()
  File "/usr/lib/python1.5/site-packages/gtk.py", line 125, in __call__
    ret = apply(self.func, a)
  File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.1//usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py", line 481, in
nextClicked
    next = self.currentScreen.getNext ()
  File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.1//usr/lib/anaconda/iw/lilo_gui.py", line 101,
in getNext
    self.todo.lilo.setDefault(default)
  File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.1//usr/lib/anaconda/lilo.py", line 483, in
setDefault
    raise IndexError, "unknown lilo label %s" % (default,)
IndexError: unknown lilo label None

Local variables in innermost frame:
self: <lilo.LiloConfiguration instance at 8543078>
default: None

Comment 1 Brent Fox 2001-08-10 16:08:04 UTC
Do you have any other operating systems on your machine?  Were there entries for
them in the LILO screen?

Comment 2 Brent Fox 2001-08-20 13:52:54 UTC
Closing due to inactivity. Please reopen if you have more information.

Comment 3 Need Real Name 2001-08-29 09:05:39 UTC
No other operating systems.
My /etc/lilo.conf is as follows:
--------------------------
boot=/dev/hda
map=/boot/map
install=/boot/boot.b
prompt
timeout=50
linear
default=linux

image=/boot/vmlinuz-2.2.16-3
        label=linux
        read-only
        root=/dev/hda1

image=/boot/vmlinuz-2.2.14-5.0
        label=linux.old
        read-only
        root=/dev/hda1

other=/dev/hda8
        label=dos

Comment 4 Brent Fox 2001-08-29 19:24:21 UTC
If you don't have Windows installed on this machine, why is there an entry in
lilo.conf for:

other=/dev/hda8
        label=dos

Is hda8 a DOS partition?

Comment 5 Need Real Name 2001-08-31 13:53:43 UTC
I did have the machine dual boot with Windows so had a small partition for
sharing data between Linux and Windows. I don't use it now. (I now use vmware
with Windows NT as a guest operating system inside the Linux host).

Do you think ithe problem is connected with the lilo file? During the upgrade I
also get a warning that the partitions do not match cylinder boundaries,
although this has not been a problem with previous upgrades.

Comment 6 Jeremy Katz 2001-09-05 21:55:10 UTC
This should be fixed in the current code present in Roswell, the beta for the
next release of Red Hat Linux.


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