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Bug 5325

Summary: installation on smart/2 raid controller works, lilo broken
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: jrm
Component: installerAssignee: Jay Turner <jturner>
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Description jrm 1999-09-23 14:56:27 UTC
Although it is not supported, I installed linux on a compaq
proliant 1600 with a smart/2 array controller as the root
device.

Everything worked except lilo, which works to write a
pointer to the root device, but can not point to the
partition holding the compaq system utilities.  During a
normal installation of redhat on a scsi device, I am able
to point a lilo label to that partition during the install.

This is necessary as the F10 key does not work with lilo
installed to get to this partition.  I realize this
configuration is not supported, but if someone would like
to fix it anyway, I'd be thrilled!

Comment 1 Jay Turner 2000-02-08 13:39:59 UTC
You should be able to create an entry in lilo after reboot which will boot to
your systems utilities partition.  In addition, the stipulations on lilo have
been relaxed a little and you might be able to point a label to the systems
partition in a later release of Red Hat Linux.