Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 18386
Cannot use cylinders above 1024 for root partition
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:59 EDT
New in version 7.0 is that you need to have the whole "/" (root) partition
below cylinder 1024. OR ?? Before in the other releases you could have
a /boot partition belov cyl 1024 and the start of "/" partition below 1024
but not the whole "/" partition but now in the 7.0 version you must have
the whole "/" partition below cyl 1024
Say that you have a HD 20GB 2800 cyl and you have Win first with 6 G then
you can only have 1 G Linux partition in the new 7.0 release !
Course you can make a partitionless Windows installation but if you want
to have a clean windows partition and a clean Linux ext2 partition this is
not possible in the new release of redhat !
Another small bug is that you can4t create win95 ext (0f) partitions in
Please give some details on the geometry of your drives and the partition
tables. I have not been able to
reproduce this issue here.
Please reopen this report if you continue to have problems.