Bug 5737 - lilo configuration in linuxconf does not accept valid root partition.
lilo configuration in linuxconf does not accept valid root partition.
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: linuxconf (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael K. Johnson
: 6985 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 1999-10-08 15:15 EDT by mmclure
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-12-15 15:59:10 EST
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Description mmclure 1999-10-08 15:15:29 EDT
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 13:17:59 EST
Jacques, are there any known bugs regarding parsing fdisk output?
Comment 2 Michael K. Johnson 1999-11-19 16:36:59 EST
*** Bug 6985 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 3 jack 1999-11-30 11:24:59 EST
Solved in 1.16r7 and further enhanced in 1.16r8
Comment 4 Michael K. Johnson 1999-12-02 13:43:59 EST
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 08:12:59 EST
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 15:59:59 EST
1.16r10-2 released

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