Bug 46447 - parted doesn't mark partition active
parted doesn't mark partition active
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
7.3
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
Brock Organ
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: 46772 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2001-06-28 14:51 EDT by Tammy Fox
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:34 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-07-05 12:55:22 EDT
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Description Tammy Fox 2001-06-28 14:51:00 EDT
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Description of problem:
After performing an installation on a machine with an IDE hard drive
on /dev/hda and choosing automatic partitioning, the / partition
was not marked active and Grub would not boot the OS.
Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2001-07-02 11:34:20 EDT
*** Bug 46772 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 2 Gene Czarcinski 2001-07-04 05:23:53 EDT
If grub insists that it will only boot partitions marked "active", then this
will cause protblems as I have systems with many different partitions (different
systems or versions of systems) all of which I want to be able to boot.
Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2001-07-10 02:39:07 EDT
GRUB doesn't care, only some (imho stupid) bioses care.  Made it so we emulate
the old behavior of making sure at least one partition is active per drive.

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