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Bug 7523 - LILO install bug
Summary: LILO install bug
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer
Version: 6.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jay Turner
QA Contact:
Depends On:
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Reported: 1999-12-02 22:53 UTC by general
Modified: 2015-01-07 23:39 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2000-02-09 14:38:40 UTC

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Description general 1999-12-02 22:53:06 UTC
If you try to install Linux on a multipartitioned machine, you encounter a
nasty bug when the time comes to install LILO.  Even if you don't actually
have a bootable O/S on the other partition, the LILO setup will try to set
it as a boot option--and you can't install LILO until you remove that
non-bootable partition as a boot option.

Comment 1 Jay Turner 2000-02-09 14:38:59 UTC
We are now checking for valid bootsectors on the partitions listed in lilo
config, so this is no longer a problem.

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