Bug 6985

Summary: Linuxconf not accepting root partition after compiling new kernel
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Keith E. McComb <kinsfire_2000>
Component: linuxconfAssignee: Michael K. Johnson <johnsonm>
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Version: 6.1CC: jack, martin
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Description Keith E. McComb 1999-11-13 05:51:51 UTC
I have kernel 2.2.12-20 running on two machines - a HP 7280 Pavilion, and a
separate one built using a Celeron 450 MHz and a Maxtor 20G drive.  On both
machines, after compiling a kernel specific for the machine, whenusing
linuxconf to set it up as bootable, it informs me that either the partition
is bad or is not a valid ext2 partition.  It works just fine if I manually
edit /etc/lilo.conf then run /sbin/lilo.  I have only recently upgraded
from the RedHat 6.0 to the 6.1 package.  linuxconf worked fine when I was
using the 6.0 kernel.  (I believe the kernel was 2.2.5-15.)

Comment 1 martin 1999-11-15 20:27:59 UTC
The same happended to me (Toshiba 4000CDT Laptop, ran under RH 5.2 with
self-compiled 2.2.13-Kernel before). After RH install had destroyed my
lilo.conf, I couldnt4t enter the exisiting 2.2.13 Kernel into lilo.conf anymore

Comment 2 martin 1999-11-15 20:30:59 UTC
The same happended to me (Toshiba 4000CDT Laptop, ran under RH 5.2 with
self-compiled 2.2.13-Kernel before). After RH install had destroyed my
lilo.conf, I couldnt4t enter the exisiting 2.2.13 Kernel into lilo.conf anymore
with linuxconf, as /dev/hda5 was, according to linuxconf, an invalid partition.
(Nor could I set /dev/hda5 as default root partition for lilo). Hand editing
worked fine.
(sorry I submitted my last incomplete comment - Bugzilla newbie. please delete!
Martin Wilck, Inst. for Tropospheric Research, Leipzig, Germany

Comment 3 martin 1999-11-16 20:04:59 UTC
Just the same on a networked workstation with SCSI disks - linuxconf doesn4t
accept /dev/sda5 as root partition any more.

Comment 4 martin 1999-11-16 20:06:59 UTC
Just discovered that this seems to be the same bug as 5737.

Comment 5 Michael K. Johnson 1999-11-19 21:36:59 UTC
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 5737 ***