Bug 6666 - Cannot Install RedHat From DOS Fat Extended Partitions
Cannot Install RedHat From DOS Fat Extended Partitions
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer (Show other bugs)
6.1
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jay Turner
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Reported: 1999-11-02 18:01 EST by samuel
Modified: 2015-01-07 18:39 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-11-30 09:44:04 EST
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Description samuel 1999-11-02 18:01:47 EST
In 6.0 Everything Is Fine.


In 6.1 The Kernal Does see my Fat(16) Extended Partitions as
<Hda5><HDA6><HDA7>
But the Installer does Not let me Chosse HDA7 as Source for
Redhat Files.

It Only sees: HDA1  HDA2  HDD1
I have downloaded the Updated image from your WebSite and it
is Worst.. Now It Only Sees : HDA1 HDD1


Therefore i cannot Install REDHAT 6.1 :-(

The 6.0 Boot disk does Work but an error occurs when it
tries to load the base/stage2.img

HELP!!
Comment 1 Jay Turner 1999-11-03 07:54:59 EST
Send me a copy of your /etc/fstab as well as the output from "fdisk
-l"  There are several known issues which moght be causing the
problems you are seeing, and seeing these two piecees of data will
help us get you back on the right path.
Comment 2 Jay Turner 1999-11-30 09:44:59 EST
There are a couple of known bugs with the installer that you might be seeing.
The installer is not currently able to see into Win95 extended partitions of
type "f", and I am betting this is the bug you are seeing.  We should be
releasing an update here in the coming days which will fix this.  I would
recommend that you download and make use of the updated boot images and see if
that solves your problem.

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