Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 67975
Boot Loader Configuration guessed wrong WinXP boot partition
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:43:52 EDT
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Description of problem:
/dev/hda1 is WinXP Pro NTFS primary partition, /dev/hda5 is a FAT32 logical
drive in an extended partition, /dev/hda6 is a NTFS logical drive in that
extended partition, /dev/hda3 is ext3 primary partition and /dev/hda4 is swap
primary partition. Boot Loader Configuration guesses that /dev/hda5 is a
bootable DOS partition (nope, just data) and doesn't list the WinXP partition.
Deleting the bogus /dev/hda5 and manually adding /dev/hda1 appears to work
around the problem. I also have a /dev/hdb drive that's one big NTFS
partition but I doubt that's relevant.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Do installation until Boot Loader Installation step
2. Boot Loader Configuration guesses wrong WinXP boot partition
Expected Results: Should have seen /dev/hda1 as the bootable Windows
During the installation on a machine with a Windows Xp, RH7.3 and the new RH
Limbo partition - the config tool doesn't guess anything at all... Only the new
beta linux entry is listed an all others have to be added manually
We don't detect existing Linux partitions somewhat intentionally. Changed the
detection algorithm for Windows so that it should add the first NTFS or FAT
partition found instead of just the first FAT partition.
Works just fine in Limbo 7.3.93!
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