Bug 5490 - Unable to Boot into dos label after upgrade from RH6.0 to RH6.1
Unable to Boot into dos label after upgrade from RH6.0 to RH6.1
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer (Show other bugs)
6.1
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael Fulbright
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Reported: 1999-10-04 12:09 EDT by jlarsen
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-23 11:56:47 EST
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Description jlarsen 1999-10-04 12:09:53 EDT
After upgrading from Red Hat Linux 6.0 to 6.1, the "dos"
label in lilo.conf would not boot if selected.  Upon
comparing the lilo.conf file placed in /etc by the upgrade
with a the lilo.conf on another machine which was similarly
configured, I pulled the following entries out and placed
them in the upgraded lilo.conf, re-ran /sbin/lilo and
corrected the problem:

other=/dev/hdb1         # existing entry
	label=dos       # existing entry
	table=/dev/hdb  # added
	map-drive=0x80  # added
	   to = 0x81    # added
	map-drive=0x81  # added
	   to = 0x80    # added

The problem with lilo.conf has occured on three machines
upgraded from RH6.0 to RH6.1.

Users upgrading from 6 to 6.1 may be frustrated if they need
to operate in a dual-boot system.

Yours truly,
Jon L.
jlarsen@cas-online.com
Comment 1 Cristian Gafton 2000-01-04 17:27:59 EST
Assigned to dledford
Comment 2 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2000-02-16 10:00:59 EST
Reassigned - the installer messes up lilo.conf during updates, not lilo itself.
Comment 3 Jay Turner 2000-02-23 11:56:59 EST
Fixed in current beta of installer

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