Bug 18386 - Cannot use cylinders above 1024 for root partition
Summary: Cannot use cylinders above 1024 for root partition
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda
Version: 7.0
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michael Fulbright
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Reported: 2000-10-05 07:38 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2000-11-07 19:44:52 UTC

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Description Need Real Name 2000-10-05 07:38:53 UTC
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 


Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2000-10-05 16:18:10 UTC
Please give some details on the geometry of your drives and the partition
tables. I have not been able to
reproduce this issue here.

Comment 2 Michael Fulbright 2000-11-07 19:44:49 UTC
Please reopen this report if you continue to have problems.

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