Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 162030
partition utility allows user to forget /boot partition
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:09 EST
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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.
/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.