Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 55435
After Upgrade 7.1 to 7.2 Boot hangs with just 'LI'
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:37:54 EDT
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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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
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.
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.
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.
bios = 0x80
disk = /dev/hda
bios = 0x81
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.