Bug 63954 - Upgrade to 7.2 when kernel version does not need upgrade kills LILO but doesn't install GRUB.
Summary: Upgrade to 7.2 when kernel version does not need upgrade kills LILO but doesn...
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda   
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Version: 7.2
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Michael Fulbright
QA Contact: Brock Organ
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Reported: 2002-04-22 16:39 UTC by Thomas Meyer
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:42 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-04-22 16:39:21 UTC
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Description Thomas Meyer 2002-04-22 16:39:16 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.78 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.4.9-31 i586)

Description of problem:
Due to a previous kernel-only upgrade my 7.1 installation was already at
2.4.9-31. When I upgraded to 7.2, anaconda recognized that the kernel did not
need to be upgraded.  Therefore, it would not allow GRUB to be installed.  But
it had already renamed or deleted /etc/lilo.conf, so when I tried to boot the
machine after the installation the boot loader failed.

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How reproducible:
Didn't try

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install 7.1,
2. Upgrade the kernel to 2.4.9-31
3. Upgrade to 7.2, choosing to install GRUB.

Actual Results:  When I tried to reboot I got "LI" in the upper left corner of
the screen and the machine hung.

Expected Results:  A boot loader screen should have appeared.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2002-04-23 22:53:57 UTC
This is fixed in Skipjack by changing the way we handle the boot loader on upgrades.

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