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Bug 7953

Summary: Basic setup fails to put LILO on SCSI disk when no IDE disk present
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Eric McRae <eric>
Component: installerAssignee: Jay Turner <jturner>
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Version: 6.1CC: srevivo
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Hardware: i386   
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Description Eric McRae 1999-12-22 20:15:13 UTC
I'm installing 6.1 on a dual PII-133 which has no IDE hard drives but 2
SCSI drives.  Using the normal setup, I noticed an error about not being
able to access /dev/hda.  I selected "skip disk" and the installation went
right to the end without further complaint.  When I rebooted, I got the
message "missing operating system" from the bios and progress ceased.

I finally had to go to a custom installation in order to tell setup that I
needed LILO to be installed on the first SCSI disk.

Seems like normal setup should have realized that the hda was not there and
put LILO on the SCSI disk or at least posted a message saying to use the
custom setup.

Comment 1 Jay Turner 2000-02-22 20:04:59 UTC
This issue is resolved in the latest beta installer.