Bug 47129 - Bootloader configuration suggests possibly wrong place to put it?
Bootloader configuration suggests possibly wrong place to put it?
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-07-03 08:50 EDT by Telsa Gwynne
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:34 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-07-05 12:38:57 EDT
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Description Telsa Gwynne 2001-07-03 08:50:11 EDT
Sony Vaio laptop PCG-SR1K, 128M RAM, 9Gb disk, text mode install.
Autopartitioning had produced the results seen in bug 47128, with
/boot on hda3.

Bootloader configuration suggested two places I might want to install
the bootloader (which it doesn't mention by name):

/dev/hda    Master Boot Record (MBR)   <- this is selected
/dev/hda1   First sector of boot partition

I don't really understand hard drives, partitioning, and sectors, but
surely if autopartitioning produced /boot as /dev/hda3 then the boot
loader might go there, not /dev/hda1 (which is /)
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2001-07-09 16:44:34 EDT
This should be fixed in CVS.  Reopen this bug if you see again in beta2 or later

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