Bug 54299 - LILO configuration options not documented
Summary: LILO configuration options not documented
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rhl-ig-x86   
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Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Sandra Moore
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Reported: 2001-10-03 19:53 UTC by Richard Gugeler
Modified: 2014-08-04 22:23 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-10-03 21:40:31 UTC
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Description Richard Gugeler 2001-10-03 19:53:50 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.01; Windows NT 5.0)

Description of problem:
Two options on the LILO Configuration dialog are not documented.

The "Default boot image" checkbox is not documented at all.  If you have 
a /boot partition and the partition name shown is /dev/hde7, should this 
option be selected or de-selected?  (Note that this information also is 
not found in the FAQ or in the LILO documentation.)

The "Use linear mode" option is not documented in the Installation Guide.  
Other sources provide confusing documentation.  It should describe how to 
determine if your drive does or does not use Linear mode.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Look at the screen shot in the manual and try to find a description for 
all the options.

Expected Results:  All options on all dialogs should be described 

Additional info:

Comment 1 Sandra Moore 2001-10-03 21:40:26 UTC
Thanks for pointing these out. The boot loader information does need to be
worked on and I believe that it is getting better with each release. With the
next release, I think you will find an improvement, though we still need to work
on the "Default boot image" section.

Once the information is completely expanded, I will close this.

Comment 2 Sandra Moore 2002-03-22 17:54:34 UTC
With the new boot loader screen in 7.2 covering GRUB and LILO, this option has
been renamed and better documentation now exists. This bug is now closed.

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