Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 53254
Win2K entry not created in grub or lilo.conf's
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:36:54 EDT
Description of Problem:
Win2K partitions appear as bootable options during the install; however
post install only Linux appeared in grub and/or lilo.conf
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Not sure, only did the install once
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Fairfax after Win2k (with NTFS partitions only)
2. During install selected Win2k as the default OS to boot
3. Complete remainder of install
Fairfax is the only bootable os listed in the boot loader screens and in
If it appears during install as a bootable os then it should get created
within the bootloader config file.
I don't actually care if Win2K is supported during install; however it
shouldn't give you the option then not create the entry in the config files.
Did you give win2k a label on the boot loader screen during the install? We
don't by default put any label on bootable NTFS partitions, hence they don't
show up in the menu, but you are given the opportunity to give a label at which
point, it has been added correctly in testing.
I thought I put in "Windows 2000"; with a space. Can you change the default
image without providing a name? If I remember correctly I had to give it a name
before it would let me make it the default.
Do you have this machine in meridian? It should require a label to set the
default and spaces should be fine for grub. Also, which tree was this from
And with a quick test here, it worked properly for me.
Was this with an NTFS partition? If so, works for me; just thought I should
enter it in, incase it was really borken. Like I said; I didn't do the install
more than once to see if it continues to happen.
Yep, it was an ntfs partition... *shrug* cosmic rays perhaps :)