Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 50702
fails : cannot determine root/boot partition
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:35:24 EDT
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Description of problem:
When I try to run mkbootdisk, it says that root partition cannot be
bound. And then exits. I have a fresh install of RedHat 7.1. My
/etc/fstab looks like:
LABEL=/ / ....
LABEL=/boot /boot ...
/dev/hda1 /mnt/windows98 ...
In my /etc/fstab I don't see any mount point for / and /boot. I
believe that's the source of problem. However, everything else
Steps to Reproduce:
1. run mkbootdisk
Actual Results: reports error: cannot determine root partition
Expected Results: should create a DOS boot disk
"df" command works fine. It reports actual mount point for
/boot and /
for some reason mkbootdisk couldn't resolve your root partition from the label
this should work, and is supported. as this was against red hat 7.1, I've closed
the bug (assuming it's fixed in new releases).
if it is not fixed in 7.2, or if you need it to work for 7.1 and it doesn't,
please reopen the bug and it will get prompt attention.
sorry for the long period with no response.