|Summary:||Error message "Boot partition too big" is misleading|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||Toby Haynes <thaynes>|
|Component:||installer||Assignee:||Michael Fulbright <msf>|
|Status:||CLOSED RAWHIDE||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2001-09-14 16:23:48 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Toby Haynes 1999-12-21 16:29:20 UTC
In Disk Druid, when trying to set up the Linux partitions on my 20GB hard drive (split into 11GB Win98SE FAT32 and the rest for Linux) an error message is given when trying to set up a partition for /boot, or if there is no /boot partition, for /. This error message states "Boot partition too big". Even shrinking the partition to 1MB does not solve this problem, so whatever is causing the generation of this error message is not consistent with the error message received. I believe my machine (Aptiva 865) has an extended BIOS to allow access to beyond the 1023rd cylinder, so my Linux partition starts at cylinder 1444 and ends at 2489. Scans through the newsgroups reveal this is a common problem with recent installs, most of which seem to involve Win98, Win98SE and larger drives. Common suggested fixes include making sure that the /boot partition lies within the first 1024 cylinders or switching to fdisk.
Comment 1 Jay Turner 2000-02-22 19:42:59 UTC
This issue has been added to a list of feature requests.
Comment 2 Michael Fulbright 2001-09-14 16:23:44 UTC
Fixed in the current release.