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Bug 4186

Summary: kickstart lilo configuration fails if there is a dos part.
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: jeremy
Component: installerAssignee: Jay Turner <jturner>
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE QA Contact:
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Priority: medium    
Version: 6.0CC: srevivo
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Hardware: i386   
OS: Linux   
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Last Closed: 2000-02-08 12:26:16 UTC Type: ---
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Description jeremy 1999-07-23 22:34:05 UTC
Using RH6.0, latest boot images, kickstart will work until
it tries to install lilo to the mbr.

I had an existing dos partition defined. When it gets to
the lilo installation point, I get an error that the boot
loader could not be installed. Being the inquisitive type,
I manually removed the dos section from /mnt/etc/lilo.conf
and ran /mnt/sbin/lilo -r /mnt, and then lilo installed.
When I went back to the error screen in the installer and
told it to retry, it failed again. So, I went back to the
shell prompt and cat'ed the /mnt/etc/lilo.conf and it
mysteriously had the dos section again.

Having the lilo portion of kickstart being configurable to
only deal with the linux partitions would be a plus. I can
go back an run lilo again after the machine is up. As it is,
this bug is a kickstart stopper.

Comment 1 Jay Turner 2000-02-08 12:26:59 UTC
Issue is resolved in the latest installer.