Bug 5737 - lilo configuration in linuxconf does not accept valid root partition.
Summary: lilo configuration in linuxconf does not accept valid root partition.
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: linuxconf
Version: 6.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michael K. Johnson
QA Contact:
: 6985 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-10-08 19:15 UTC by mmclure
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-12-15 20:59:10 UTC

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Description mmclure 1999-10-08 19:15:29 UTC
I have a configuration where my /boot directory is
on /dev/hda1, with my / directory on /dev/hda7. If I try to
set this up in the linuxconf lilo configuration, it does
not let me specify /dev/hda7 as root - it says that this is
not a Linux partition (even though fdisk shows it as type
83 and it's mounted just fine as my root). I have to edit
the lilo.conf file by hand (this works fine).

What's worse is that the installation created a fine
lilo.conf file with /dev/hda7 as root. All I wanted to do
was change the vga setting.

Comment 1 Michael K. Johnson 1999-11-18 18:17:59 UTC
Jacques, are there any known bugs regarding parsing fdisk output?

Comment 2 Michael K. Johnson 1999-11-19 21:36:59 UTC
*** Bug 6985 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 3 jack 1999-11-30 16:24:59 UTC
Solved in 1.16r7 and further enhanced in 1.16r8

Comment 4 Michael K. Johnson 1999-12-02 18:43:59 UTC
We'll be making an errata release of 1.16r10 or later soon that will
include this fix, after we do appropriate testing.

Comment 5 jskline 1999-12-04 13:12:59 UTC
I also have verified this issue but also testing it with several different types
and even the "stock" workstation installation on 2 different machines here. Also
the same conditions happen if you compile your own kernel and try to install it
via linuxconf. It will not accept a valid root partition on any drive.

Comment 6 Michael K. Johnson 1999-12-15 20:59:59 UTC
1.16r10-2 released

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