Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 5730
lilo boot partition changes when upgrading
Last modified: 2015-01-07 18:38:33 EST
When upgrading from 6.0 to 6.1 in a dual-boot system lilo
was reconfigured with boot=/dev/hda, while originally was
In addition, upgrade does not preserve special configurations in
lilo.conf, such as mine 'disk=/dev/sda bios=0x81, disk=/dev/sdb
bios=0x80' [yes, it's stupid not to have the lowest SCSI-ID as the
boot-disk, but this one is like it is for historic reasons]. This
rendered the system unbootable after upgrade.
Fortunately I was able to fix it using just the bootable RH61 CD,
but the fact that the original lilo.conf wasn't even preserved as
lilo.conf.rpmsave made the fix a bit harder, since I didn't remember
the correct syntax for those configuration lines...
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 5578 ***