Bug 6275 - Lilo fails to install on a machine with an unformatted fat partition
Summary: Lilo fails to install on a machine with an unformatted fat partition
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Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: lilo
Version: 6.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
medium
medium
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michael K. Johnson
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 1999-10-22 22:07 UTC by enamtvedt
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-01-04 22:26:03 UTC


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Description enamtvedt 1999-10-22 22:07:56 UTC
Lilo fails to install on a machine with an unformatted
FAT16/32 partition.  One very nice feature with fdisk is
that you can make fat partitions on the fly- however setup
should ask you to format these partitions before installing
lilo... if you choose to install lilo and have it boot to
any of these partitions (with the honest intentions of
installing an os on them later).. lilo will fail.  For the
new user this might be confusing..

Comment 1 Cristian Gafton 2000-01-04 22:26:59 UTC
Assigned to dledford

Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2002-06-04 04:52:49 UTC
This should be handled better in current releases


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