Bug 6122 - Upgrade option puts LILO in the wrong place
Summary: Upgrade option puts LILO in the wrong place
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer
Version: 6.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jay Turner
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Reported: 1999-10-20 05:00 UTC by Joshua Rosen
Modified: 2015-01-07 23:39 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-08 18:33:43 UTC

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Description Joshua Rosen 1999-10-20 05:00:22 UTC
On a system with Win98 and Boot Magic on the first
partition, the Upgrade option mistakenly overwrites Boot
Magic with LILO and disables the Win98 partition,
fortunately the Boot Magic emergency disk can fix the
problem and recover Win98 partition. The Install option asks
where to put LILO, the Upgrade option should do the same

Comment 1 adrian.lawrence 1999-10-26 21:14:59 UTC
But the _expert_ upgrade path should _not_ assume lilo at all. This
has been noted in asides in other bugs. There are still heritage boxes
which need to use dos drivers to initiate undocumented hardware and
then boot with loadlin. Not to mention the wealth of other double,
triple and quadruple boot systems. The installer must request whether
lilo is to be used at all, and if so, it needs to request or present
the proposed lilo.conf for confirmation or modification.
updates-RHEA-1999_045.img still misbehaves in this area.

Comment 2 Cristian Gafton 2000-01-06 21:04:59 UTC
Assigned to jturner

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