Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 31813
Installer fails to recognize Win2k partition in LILO config
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:32:11 EDT
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When you reach the LILO configuration page of the installer, my windows
2000 partition is not recognized and doesn't show up on the list of boot
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Do custom install
2.create 23 meg /boot, 200 meg swap, 5922 meg / and id the 12927 meg win2k
partition as /win
3. proceed to LILO installation page
Actual Results: Only the linux boot partition is listed, the windows
partition does not show up.
Expected Results: Both the windows and linux partitions should have been
Going into this, the disk partition layout has 23.5 meg of free space,
then the windows 2k partition of 12927 meg, then the rest free.
Partition magic shows the windows 2k partion is a PRIMARY partition of
The 23.5 meg of free space in front of the windows partition was created
with partition magic so the boot sector could be below the 1024 cylinder
limit (we thought we might want to fall back to a RedHat 6.2 install later
so this seemed like a good idea).
All the linux partitions would be created by the RedHat installer.
Note: this machine is a sony PCG-SR17k which has no floppy disk. I need a
solution that will let me boot linux direct from hard disk. I could try
installing the "BootMagic" tool that Partition Magic comes with as an
alternate bootloader if you think that would help.
This is a known problem. I will mark it as an issue to address next release.
NT partitions are detected and able to be added to the boot loader configuration
in Roswell, the beta for the next release of Red Hat Linux.