Can't install LILO, useless err msg
Posted on 1998-05-17
I'm trying to install Linux RedHat 5.0 on a completely new system
and when I got to the dialog boxes for Lilo installation, I
told it to put Lilo on the MBR and gave it no special options
to pass to the kernel. It came up with some entirely generic
error msg like "Can't install bootloader" with no further details.
The error dialog had options "previous", "menu" and "retry".
Eventually I tred "menu" and it came up with a list of things
to be done; all of them had asterisks next to them saying
they had been done except "Install bootloader". When I
went through the steps again, it took me back to the same
menu. "Install bootloader" was still not checked, but it
had given me *no*error*message*at*all*.
What caused this?