Bug 7663 - custom upgrade ignores package deselection and fails to detect NTFS
Summary: custom upgrade ignores package deselection and fails to detect NTFS
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: 1999-12-07 20:55 UTC by simra
Modified: 2015-01-07 23:39 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2000-02-09 20:25:29 UTC

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Description simra 1999-12-07 20:55:00 UTC
Today I upgraded a dual NT/linux box from RH 6.0 to 6.1.  I was concerned
about the effect lilo would have on the NT boot loader, so I elected to
select the packages to upgrade, and deselected all the kernel packages.
When the upgrade continued, it went ahead and installed the kernel packages
anyway and ran lilo, wiping out the NT bootloader on the master boot
(PS how can I get NT booting again?)

Comment 1 Jay Turner 2000-02-09 20:25:59 UTC
The kernel is not something that the user can choose to not upgrade, so . . .
We have removed this selection from the Individual Package Selection screen in
the latest installer.  In addition, we have added the Lilo Config screen to the
Upgrade path so that the user can choose where and whether to install Lilo.

Comment 2 simra 2000-02-10 16:35:59 UTC
Are you sure this is wise?  Suppose I have a custom-compiled kernel on my
machine that's newer than the one on the upgrade- I should have the choice to
not install it.

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