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Bug 4472 - Uninitialized DOS disk prevents LILO install; no usefull error message
Summary: Uninitialized DOS disk prevents LILO install; no usefull error message
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer
Version: 6.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Matt Wilson
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Reported: 1999-08-11 14:41 UTC by P Jones
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-11 15:50:16 UTC

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Description P Jones 1999-08-11 14:41:15 UTC
If a unbootable partitio is marked dos, it is added to
lilo.conf automaticly.  Lilo will not install, and you do
not get a meaningfull error message.  In fact, the lilo
error message isn't even printed to the other VC's.  Idealy,
the installer should at least parse the error enough to
tell you which partition is affected, or at least press
<ALT><F3> for more info.  Oh, and have it so you DONT have
to run lilo manualy to figure out the problem.

Comment 1 Jay Turner 2000-02-11 15:50:59 UTC
Issue is resolved in 6.1 release.

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