Bug 40396 - kickstart: /boot + 1024 cyl limit
Summary: kickstart: /boot + 1024 cyl limit
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda
Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Brent Fox
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Keywords: FutureFeature
: 53596 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-05-13 17:14 UTC by Gerald Teschl
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:33 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-05-17 19:36:44 UTC

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Description Gerald Teschl 2001-05-13 17:14:20 UTC
Description of Problem:

How Reproducible:

KS does not work on a 1024+ cyl disk unless a /boot partition is used.
I don't see any reason for that. Lilo works fine with the lba option and
I don't understand why anaconda forces me to use a /boot partition. If
Please add a "lba option".

Comment 1 Brent Fox 2001-05-17 19:36:39 UTC
The problem is that lba doesn't work on all bioses.  We are aware of the problem
and are re-engineering the partitioning section of the installer.  Thanks for
your report.

Comment 2 John Newbigin 2001-06-13 04:29:34 UTC
When booting linux from a method other than the RedHat LILO config then the /boot partition is also not (always) necessary.

Comment 3 Brent Fox 2001-09-12 18:41:46 UTC
*** Bug 53596 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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