Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 51122
ananconda reports lilo error when upgrading from 6.2 to 7.1
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:35:33 EDT
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Description of problem:
Received message to report this error. No other errors for lilo found on
Error writing lilo after requesting it to be written to MBR
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Usual installation procedure for upgrade (from 6.2 - 7.1)
Actual Results: Anaconda gives attached erros message and exits.
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
File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.1//usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py", line 879, in run
File "/usr/lib/python1.5/site-packages/gtk.py", line 2554, in mainloop
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
next = self.currentScreen.getNext ()
File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.1//usr/lib/anaconda/iw/lilo_gui.py", line 101,
File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.1//usr/lib/anaconda/lilo.py", line 483, in
raise IndexError, "unknown lilo label %s" % (default,)
IndexError: unknown lilo label None
Local variables in innermost frame:
self: <lilo.LiloConfiguration instance at 8543078>
Do you have any other operating systems on your machine? Were there entries for
them in the LILO screen?
Closing due to inactivity. Please reopen if you have more information.
No other operating systems.
My /etc/lilo.conf is as follows:
If you don't have Windows installed on this machine, why is there an entry in
Is hda8 a DOS partition?
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.
This should be fixed in the current code present in Roswell, the beta for the
next release of Red Hat Linux.