|Summary:||You have no Linux partitions|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||borgia|
|Component:||installer||Assignee:||Jay Turner <jturner>|
|Status:||CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||1999-11-02 16:01:59 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
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Description borgia 1999-11-02 06:47:41 UTC
Situation: homemade cd with all updates (including boot disks) included (and indexes rebuilt with gendhdlist); booting from cdrom. Fdisk says: [root@nausicaa /root]# fdisk Using /dev/sda as default device! The number of cylinders for this disk is set to 8715. (blah blah) Command (m for help): p Disk /dev/sda: 64 heads, 32 sectors, 8715 cylinders Units = cylinders of 2048 * 512 bytes Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 * 1 801 820208 6 FAT16 /dev/sda2 802 8715 8103936 f Win95 Ext'd (LBA) /dev/sda5 802 1002 205808 83 Linux /dev/sda6 1003 6502 5631984 b Win95 FAT32 /dev/sda7 6503 8003 1537008 83 Linux /dev/sda8 8004 8504 513008 83 Linux /dev/sda9 8505 8605 103408 83 Linux /dev/sda10 8606 8715 112624 82 Linux swap The huge number of cylinders is due to the FirePort BIOS not doing any kind of extended translation and can't be changed. /dev/sda5 is the root partition and is right below the BIOS limit, in order to allow Lilo to boot the system correctly. /dev/sda7 is /usr /dev/sda8 is /home /dev/sda9 is /var Now, the latest bootdisks were supposed to fix this, right? Am I missing something, like what I'm doing is not possible and I should boot from floppy only or something like that? Please advise.
Comment 1 Jay Turner 1999-11-02 16:01:59 UTC
This is a duplicate of bug #5511 and is a result of the Win95 extended partitions which you have. The Red Hat installer is not able to see into these partitions and therefore is telling you that it cannot find a linux installation. Contrary to the errata site, this bug is not actually fixed by the latest errata which was posted. The only thing that I can suggest is that for the duration of the upgrade, you change the type "f" partitions which you have to type "5" You can change it back after the upgrade and things will work great from that point. I am closing this bug to prevent further clutter with bug #5511, so please refer to that bug for further information about this issue.