Bug 7523 - LILO install bug
LILO install bug
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer (Show other bugs)
6.0
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jay Turner
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Reported: 1999-12-02 17:53 EST by general
Modified: 2015-01-07 18:39 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-09 09:38:40 EST
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Description general 1999-12-02 17:53:06 EST
If you try to install Linux on a multipartitioned machine, you encounter a
nasty bug when the time comes to install LILO.  Even if you don't actually
have a bootable O/S on the other partition, the LILO setup will try to set
it as a boot option--and you can't install LILO until you remove that
non-bootable partition as a boot option.
Comment 1 Jay Turner 2000-02-09 09:38:59 EST
We are now checking for valid bootsectors on the partitions listed in lilo
config, so this is no longer a problem.

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