Bug 55435 - After Upgrade 7.1 to 7.2 Boot hangs with just 'LI'
After Upgrade 7.1 to 7.2 Boot hangs with just 'LI'
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: lilo (Show other bugs)
i586 Linux
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Assigned To: Doug Ledford
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-10-30 23:04 EST by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-03-03 18:25:20 EST
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Description Need Real Name 2001-10-30 23:04:27 EST
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Description of problem:
I installed 7.2 over 7.1 as an upgrade. I selected to leave the current bootloader (do nothing) which was lilo. Install seemed to go just fine 
but when it completed, and I rebooted, the boot hangs with just "LI" on the screen. A power off is required to reset. 

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install 7.2 over 7.1
2.Leave lilo on the machine
4- "LI"  is displayed and boot hangs. 

Actual Results:  "LI"  is displayed and boot hangs. 

Expected Results:  The standard LILO screen.

Additional info:
Comment 1 John Burke 2001-11-01 14:39:46 EST
This happened to me too.  I had, by mistake, written the boot information to the Linux partition (I have a dual-boot system) instead of the master boot 
record where it had been with RH 7.1.  When I re-installed RH7.2 and wrote the boot info the the MBR, it worked fine.

John Burke
Comment 2 Joergen Thomsen 2002-03-03 18:25:16 EST
It also happened to me. Upgrading 7.1 to 7.2 leaving the bootloader as is.Thought it was because 
my server is booting from a SCSI disk having also an IDE disk. This has previously caused 
problems. After the following it was solved: Booted from diskette. Executed lilo.
= /dev/sda
        bios = 0x80
disk = /dev/hda
        bios = 0x81
Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2002-04-12 01:58:26 EDT
As the help text in the installer states, you *MUST* write the boot loader
configuration out to the same location on an upgrade as you had initially had. 
The Skipjack beta has a new behavior to make it less likely that you hit this
problem on an upgrade.

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