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Bug 3406

Summary: Install fails to set up lilo with Mylex DAC960
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: jjs
Component: installerAssignee: David Lawrence <dkl>
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Hardware: i386   
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Description jjs 1999-06-11 19:24:47 UTC
If system has A Mylex DAC960 controller and regular SCSI
controller with disks attached to it installer thinks that
/dev/sda is bios drive 0x80. But LILO thinks that /dev/c0d0
is BIOS disk 0x80, which is correct in most cases.

This bug makes the system unable to boot.
Problem can be solved by booting with bootdisk and changing
lilo.conf boot= line.

Currently installer offers only two possible locations to
place LILO: bootsector of root partition and beginning of
the disk, which installer thinks to be BIOS disk 0x80.

Maybe installer should offer other places where
LILO could be installed.
These could be beginnings (MBR) of all available disks of
system.

Comment 1 Jay Turner 1999-06-14 17:55:59 UTC
I have forwarded this to a devleoper for future consideration in the
installer.