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Bug 40396 - kickstart: /boot + 1024 cyl limit
kickstart: /boot + 1024 cyl limit
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Brent Fox
Brock Organ
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: 53596 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2001-05-13 13:14 EDT by Gerald Teschl
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:33 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-05-17 15:36:44 EDT
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Description Gerald Teschl 2001-05-13 13:14:20 EDT
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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 15:36:39 EDT
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 00:29:34 EDT
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 14:41:46 EDT
*** Bug 53596 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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