Bug 8560 - Install writes wrong device to lilo.conf
Summary: Install writes wrong device to lilo.conf
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: lilo
Version: 6.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michael K. Johnson
QA Contact:
URL: http://www.trentu.ca/~kbrown/linux/bu...
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2000-01-18 03:58 UTC by kbrown
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2000-01-18 04:00:56 UTC

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2000-01-18 04:00 UTC, kbrown
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Description kbrown 2000-01-18 03:58:22 UTC
Datails on issue at:


There appears to be a bug in the install procedure which results in the
"boot=" line of /etc/lilo.conf identifying the wrong device.

Comment 1 kbrown 2000-01-18 04:00:59 UTC
Created attachment 61 [details]
source html file referred to in bug report

Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2002-06-04 05:02:25 UTC
Unfortunately, there is no way with x86 hardware to actually determine what the
BIOS boot order is.  The next release of Red Hat Linux adds the ability to
change your boot device ordering during boot loader configuration

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