Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 5325
installation on smart/2 raid controller works, lilo broken
Last modified: 2015-01-07 18:38:11 EST
Although it is not supported, I installed linux on a compaq
proliant 1600 with a smart/2 array controller as the root
Everything worked except lilo, which works to write a
pointer to the root device, but can not point to the
partition holding the compaq system utilities. During a
normal installation of redhat on a scsi device, I am able
to point a lilo label to that partition during the install.
This is necessary as the F10 key does not work with lilo
installed to get to this partition. I realize this
configuration is not supported, but if someone would like
to fix it anyway, I'd be thrilled!
You should be able to create an entry in lilo after reboot which will boot to
your systems utilities partition. In addition, the stipulations on lilo have
been relaxed a little and you might be able to point a label to the systems
partition in a later release of Red Hat Linux.