Bug 58717 - installation requires /boot and / partitions
installation requires /boot and / partitions
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: aboot (Show other bugs)
alpha Linux
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Assigned To: Alexandre Petit-Bianco
Beth Uptagrafft
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Reported: 2002-01-23 13:22 EST by harry.heinisch
Modified: 2005-10-31 17:00 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-02-13 13:12:10 EST
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Description harry.heinisch 2002-01-23 13:22:42 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).

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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

Actual Results:

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:

	disk druid
	installation (general)

any of which would be more descriptive.
Comment 1 harry.heinisch 2002-01-23 16:20:58 EST
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.
Comment 2 Beth Uptagrafft 2002-02-13 13:12:04 EST
Fixed and will be in next delivery.
Comment 3 Beth Uptagrafft 2002-03-13 09:51:21 EST
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.

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