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Bug 5730 - lilo boot partition changes when upgrading
Summary: lilo boot partition changes when upgrading
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer
Version: 6.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jay Turner
QA Contact:
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Reported: 1999-10-08 15:36 UTC by luca.formaggia
Modified: 2015-01-07 23:38 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-10-11 15:41:40 UTC

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Description luca.formaggia 1999-10-08 15:36:40 UTC
When upgrading from 6.0 to 6.1 in a dual-boot system lilo
was reconfigured with boot=/dev/hda, while originally was

Comment 1 ville.sulko 1999-10-11 14:44:59 UTC
In addition, upgrade does not preserve special configurations in
lilo.conf, such as mine 'disk=/dev/sda bios=0x81, disk=/dev/sdb
bios=0x80' [yes, it's stupid not to have the lowest SCSI-ID as the
boot-disk, but this one is like it is for historic reasons]. This
rendered the system unbootable after upgrade.
Fortunately I was able to fix it using just the bootable RH61 CD,
but the fact that the original lilo.conf wasn't even preserved as
lilo.conf.rpmsave made the fix a bit harder, since I didn't remember
the correct syntax for those configuration lines...

Comment 2 Jay Turner 1999-10-11 15:41:59 UTC
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 5578 ***

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