Bug 162030 - partition utility allows user to forget /boot partition
partition utility allows user to forget /boot partition
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Anaconda Maintenance Team
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2005-06-29 06:29 EDT by Ra P.
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-07-08 14:21:27 EDT
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Description Ra P. 2005-06-29 06:29:26 EDT
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Description of problem:
My first installation of fc4 failed (it did boot, but the first-run wizard did not load, so it was severely messed up), because I forgot to create a /boot partition during install. The partition utility should have told me I needed at least three partitions / /boot /swap and not let me continue without them.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Use FC4 installer
2. In the partition utility, do not create a /boot partition
3. Continue with install

Actual Results:  The system boots, but the first-run wizard does not run and all is messed up.

Expected Results:  At stage 2, the installer should have warned me a /boot partition was necessary.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2005-07-08 14:21:27 EDT
/boot is only required in a subset of cases like using LVM for /.  This is
caught.  If you're doing flat partitions, having no /boot is perfectly
acceptable for the majority of hardware currently supported by Fedora Core.

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