Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 62381
Says loader goes in root. Why not /boot ?
Last modified: 2014-08-04 18:23:28 EDT
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Description of problem:
On page 55, if the loader is not to go in the master boot record,
it says it should go in the first sector of your root partition.
On page 50 it has explained that their should be a boot partition
(/boot) in a separate partition from root (/).
It seems strange that root should be bootable, rather than /boot.
If this is an error, it needs correction. If somehow it is correct,
a word of explanation is in order, as I suspect other readers than
myself will expect that the loader should be associated with
the boot partition. (And on page 148 it says that /boot should
be entirely below cylinder 1023. This implies to me that it
should be /boot that is bootable. ??)
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Steps to Reproduce:
1.Its a manual.
Hi, thanks for your interest in Red Hat Linux and for reporting this error. The
correct text should be first sector of your boot partition. We have also found
this error and it will be corrected for the next printed version of the manual.