Bug 50702 - fails : cannot determine root/boot partition
fails : cannot determine root/boot partition
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: mkbootdisk (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Erik Troan
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-08-02 09:29 EDT by Prabir Mitra
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:35 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-06-03 14:52:55 EDT
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Description Prabir Mitra 2001-08-02 09:29:37 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
works fine. 

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. run mkbootdisk

Actual Results:  reports error: cannot determine root partition

Expected Results:  should create a DOS boot disk

Additional info:

"df" command works fine. It reports actual mount point for 
/boot and /
Comment 1 Erik Troan 2002-06-03 14:52:49 EDT
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.

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