Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 249837
should support installing to /dev/hda
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:11 EST
Currently anaconda forces the user to partition a disk and install to /dev/hda1
or similar. When running in a Xen environment (where /dev/hda refers to a LVM
volume in Dom0) or a SAN (where /dev/sda refers to the SAN equivalent of a LVM
volume) there is no need to create a single partition on each "disk". Using
partitions just makes the process of extending a filesystem needlessly complex.
Steps to Reproduce:
Try to make /dev/hda the root filesystem instead of /dev/hda1.
The boot loader also needs to be changed to support this. pygrub in CentOS 5
doesn't support a non-partitioned disk and I presume the Fedora package doesn't
We don't support installing to raw disks because that's the sort of thing that
BIOSes don't boot. If you did it in Xen, then you'd end up breaking when you
want to migrate to another virtualization technology later.