Bug 67975 - Boot Loader Configuration guessed wrong WinXP boot partition
Boot Loader Configuration guessed wrong WinXP boot partition
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2002-07-04 20:38 EDT by Brian Stretch
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:43 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-07-31 01:58:36 EDT
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Description Brian Stretch 2002-07-04 20:38:32 EDT
From Bugzilla Helper: 
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Konqueror/3.0.0-10; Linux) 
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.  
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How reproducible: 
Didn't try 
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 
Additional info:
Comment 1 Thomas M Steenholdt 2002-07-06 03:16:04 EDT
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
Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2002-07-11 00:41:51 EDT
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.
Comment 3 Thomas M Steenholdt 2002-07-31 01:58:32 EDT
Works just fine in Limbo 7.3.93!
Comment 4 Mike McLean 2002-08-29 16:41:36 EDT
Comment 5 Michael Fulbright 2002-12-20 12:38:25 EST
Time tracking values updated

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