Bug 53996 - Post Install Problem
Post Install Problem
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Brent Fox
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-09-25 05:22 EDT by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-09-26 17:40:26 EDT
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Description Need Real Name 2001-09-25 05:22:52 EDT
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Description of problem:
I'm installing rh 7.1 in my dell 8000 inspiron laptop. The laptop would 
dual boot win2k and rh. 

Here's my disk partition
1. /boot - 30 (first portion of the disk)
2. /windows ntfs (for win2k) - Around 2.5 gig
3. /windows ntfs - 7+ gig
4. / - 300 megs
5. /usr - 5 gig
6. /home - 1.5 gig
7. /var - 200
8. /tmp - 200
9. /fat(dos) - 300
10. /swap - 250

I'm installing rh with custom option. Everything seems fine until the post 
installation (Everything seems to have been installed). The following 
error message appears:

Warning: device 0x030c exceeds 1024 cylinder limit.
I can only start rh with a boot disk.

Fatal: sector 3739983 too large for linear mode try 'lba32' instead
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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.See above

Actual Results:  Post installation failure

Expected Results:  Terminate and start properly

Additional info:

I tried various partitioning scheme (ie. not creating /boot partition and 
placing / in the start of the disk.
Comment 1 Brent Fox 2001-09-25 14:27:32 EDT
Try doing a 'Custom' installation and in the LILO Configuration screen, make
sure the box labelled "Use linear mode" is marked as checked.  Does that help?
Comment 2 Need Real Name 2001-09-25 21:10:09 EDT
I tried both unchecked and unched with no avail. I also tried doing the swap as 
a primary and within an extended partition. Can you please verify if I'm not 
wrong; is it that rh 7 or the newer lilo can take care of the cylinder limit? I 
tried several partition schemes with no success. Thanks..
Comment 3 Brent Fox 2001-09-26 17:40:21 EDT
The cylinder problem didn't totally go away, depending on the BIOS on the
motherboard.  Try booting the installer with 'linux lba32' and see if that helps.
Comment 4 Brent Fox 2001-10-15 12:15:47 EDT
Closing due to inactivity.  Please reopen if you have more information.

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