Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 69301
RFE: Add Windows NTFS to boot loader autoconfig
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:44:19 EDT
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Description of problem:
Today at an InstallFest at the University of Hawaii I was helping a few students
prepare their Windows XP systems for dual-boot operation in preperation for
their ICS412 operating system class this Fall (homework hacking the Linux
kernel!). I noticed that Red Hat 7.3 does not autodetect the presence of NTFS
Windows partitions and create a boot loader entry, and someone else mentioned on
limbo-list that Limbo does not either.
Please make Anaconda automatically create the GRUB or LILO entry to chainload
Windows 2000/XP on an NTFS partition. It currently adds an entry for FAT32
Windows partitions, but not NTFS.
I got this to work by clicking the "add" button (I think) and it found and
added my XP NTFS partition to grub with no problem. But it didn't add it
automatically until I did that. So not sure what the problem is.
Bootable partitions don't really have any easily distinguishable feature. I've
changed the heuristic we used from find the first FAT partition to find the
first FAT or NTFS partition now that NTFS is more common.
Thanks, this appears to be working in Limbo2 now.
Can the default label be changed from "DOS" to something like "Windows FAT32" or
"Windows NTFS" since the vast majority of users will be using Windows rather
than DOS? Just a minor cosmetic issue.
CLOSED->RAWHIDE (based on reporter's confirmation)