Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 180053
Cant get into Dell Utility Partition after install of Fedora
Last modified: 2008-03-09 23:50:31 EDT
I tried adding the partition to my grub.conf but must not be using
the correct syntax. Could someone please tell me how the grub.conf
entry should look? Thanks.
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #109310 +++
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Description of problem:
I have a Dell Dimension 8300 which has a FAT partition for Dell
Utility which has a diagnostics program. I installed Fedora Core 1.
If I press the appropriate function key to get into the Dell Utility
Partition upon turning on the computer, it goes into GRUB and I can
only choose between the OS's that are part of Grub and if I try to go
into Windows XP Pro, for example it gives an error message upon
trying to boot since the computer was expecting to go right into the
Dell Utility Partition.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Turn on Dell computer
2. Press F12 to get into setup screen
3. Select option to boot into utility partition
-- Additional comment from email@example.com on 2003-11-06 14:41 EST --
You probably need to add the (possibly hidden) utility partition to
grub so that you can select to boot it. If you do that, does it work?
That, or Dell is expecting the MBR to be "their's", in which case, you
need to have installed GRUB to the boot partition instead of the to
the MBR so that the MBR would remain under BIOS control.
-- Additional comment from firstname.lastname@example.org on 2003-11-06 14:45 EST --
*** Bug 109312 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
-- Additional comment from email@example.com on 2003-11-06 15:06 EST --
*** Bug 109318 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
-- Additional comment from firstname.lastname@example.org on 2003-11-06 16:30 EST --
I added the Partition to GRUB and it works fine now. You can get in
via the bios by then selecting the partition in the boot manager
(added step) or directly from the bootmanager itself without going
through the bios.
-- Additional comment from email@example.com on 2003-11-06 18:46 EST --
There's no real way to detect this unfortunately -- but it basically
means my guess is correct.
This report targets the FC3 or FC4 products, which have now been EOL'd.
Could you please check that it still applies to a current Fedora release, and
either update the target product or close it ?
Fedora Core 4 is no longer maintained.
Setting status to "INSUFFICIENT_DATA". If you can reproduce this bug in the
current Fedora release, please reopen this bug and assign it to the
corresponding Fedora version.