Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 9236
RFE:Need boot loader editor in rescue mode
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:54 EDT
After selecting a "boot sector of root partition" option to install LILO
to, it was discovered that it was incorrect and needed to be changed.
Despite accessing my newly installed system with a rescue disk, the
installer gave me no option to reinstall or change LILO. As the rescue
environment looks nothing like the production environment, running lilo
manually to fix it was too complicated.
After reinstalling the system from scratch, the option was selected to
create a book disk, despite the fact that most 3.5" disks only work a few
times before failing (in my experience to date). I did not this time get
the opportunity to install LILO. I booked the production system from the
boot disk, ran LILO manually and all was fixed.
An option needs to be added to the install process after the hardware is
detected (so that it will work with SCSI drives) but before or at the same
time as the install type is selected (workstation, server, custom, etc) to
reconfigure LILO assuming the original config did not work.
Issue has been added to a list of features for future releases.
Moving to RESOVLED - DEFERRED from CLOSED - DEFERRED
Deferred to future release.
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.