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.
Assigned to dledford
Reassigned - the installer messes up lilo.conf during updates, not lilo itself.
Fixed in current beta of installer