Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 35855
Disk Druid BSD label incorrect with alphabios
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:32:39 EDT
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i have a AlphaPC 64lx 600Mhz. I have the latest alphabios and milo. I can use boot floppies to install RH7 from CD.
The disk initially was MSDOS Disklabeled and Disk Druid managed to correctly keep this label. Alphabios requires a MSDOS Disk label and not a BSD
disklabel (booting from the SRM does require BSD). The first install of RH worked fine.
A mistake was made upon an later reinstall and fdisk was used to change the disk to a BSD Disklabel.
Druid will still work and RH& can install: before rebooting the machine I can ls /mnt/sysimage to see the new OS.
However upon reboot, at the MILO prompt, I get garbage from an ls of the root partition. The automatic decision of
Disk Druid to always force the disk label to a BSD on an AIX system when there are no MSDOS partitions on the disk
is not always correct and should not be forced when one is booting from alphabios.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. get an aix system with alphabios with milo (Ok..RH7 does'nt support milo - but you still need a MSDOS disklabel for alphabios).
2. boot up and start anaconda and just before the format go into a virtual terminal and clean the disk #dd if=/dev/zero of=/tmp/sda?
3. Install RH7 and reboot..always fails...at the Mil prompt try ls sda?
4. I think this is because the disk druid popped the wrong disklabel on the SCSI drive.
Actual Results: Dead...
Expected Results: Booted...
We do not support Milo. Disk druid behaves correctly in this situation. Please
for a more detailed explaination.