Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 58717
installation requires /boot and / partitions
Last modified: 2005-10-31 17:00:50 EST
Description of Problem: installation on Alpha now seems to require both a /boot
and a / (root) partition. installation to a single / (root) partition is no
longer possible (worked fine under RH 7.1). If the install is told to proceed
without a /boot partition, installation will be nearly complete, and then bomb
out in anaconda somewhere, leaving the aboot bootstrap uninstalled, as well as
no XFree86 configuration file(s).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
How Reproducible: always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. during setup of partitions, manually set only / (root) and swap
2. proceed with install
3. watch it crash at the end
Expected Results: it should be possible to install to a single root partition
Additional Information: this is not really an aboot problem, but there don't
appear to be any legal "Component" choices for:
any of which would be more descriptive.
This technique of creating a small /boot partition for holding the kernel(s)
to be booted, is a hold-over from previous releases which used an older (v0.7)
of aboot, which had a limitation on how far a kernel could be from the start of
the partition. This limitation no longer exists with aboot v0.9a which is
part of the alpha-7.2-beta1 installation.
Fixed and will be in next delivery.
I'm closing this case because it was fixed in the Feb 22 delivery. Please let
us know if you still see any problems with this issue.