Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 63954
Upgrade to 7.2 when kernel version does not need upgrade kills LILO but doesn't install GRUB.
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:42:16 EDT
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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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
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.
This is fixed in Skipjack by changing the way we handle the boot loader on upgrades.