Bug 233967 - install on Maple complains of no PReP partition
install on Maple complains of no PReP partition
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: David Cantrell
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Blocks: FC7Target
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Reported: 2007-03-26 08:20 EDT by David Woodhouse
Modified: 2008-05-06 21:21 EDT (History)
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Description David Woodhouse 2007-03-26 08:20:56 EDT
A clean install to an empty hard drive (no partition table) worked fine, using
the default partitioning. It created a PReP boot partition and all was well.

Reinstalling fails if I let it do its default partitioning -- I have to choose
'custom' and then manually delete the 'hfs' partition and create it again as PReP.
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2007-03-26 11:00:28 EDT
Detect of PReP partitions tend to be a bit of ugliness given that it's not
really any special filesystem type.

What type of partition table does the Maple use and how is the PReP partition
marked (if at all)?
Comment 2 David Woodhouse 2007-03-26 11:11:19 EDT
PReP boot has its own partition type -- type 0x41. I don't think any machine
which uses PReP partitions uses anything but MS-DOS partition tables. This one
looks like this:

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *           1           1        8001   41  PPC PReP Boot
/dev/sda2               2          14      104422+  83  Linux
/dev/sda3              15        9729    78035737+  8e  Linux LVM
Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2007-03-26 11:32:16 EDT
Okay, that matches what other things do.  Which gets rid of my obvious reason
for it to be busted.  Will need more looking to say what's going on 
Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2008-04-03 19:49:42 EDT
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Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2008-05-06 21:21:49 EDT
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