Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 59100
Installer fails to run lilo succesfully
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:39:36 EDT
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Description of problem:
During the install process, for a dual boot system containing windows, if you
type a name with a space for windows, then lilo.conf is misconfigured and lilo
does not run. When you reboot it goes straight to windows ... no linux!!! and
Probably behaves badly if you put a space in any label but I have not tested
This may seem like a trivial and unlikely problem, but nowhere does it say there
must be no spaces, and an inexperienced user could easily be stumped by this.
There are no error messages, and the result is fatal.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install redhat 7.2 from cd onto a pre-partitioned disk already containing
2.type in a label for lilo for windows with a space in it
Actual Results: Lilo not installed, does not boot.
Expected Results: An error message should be generated, or better still no
spaces should be allowed to be entered as lilo labels during install. It should
not allow exiting the installer without succesfully running lilo.
This is already fixed for future releases