Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 70403
config GRUB in MBR: existing other ext3/RHL7.3 not offered
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:45:03 EDT
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Description of problem:
During initial text-mode install to an existing empty partition, DiskDruid
recognized an exisitng old partition with ext3 filesystem, and let me configure
that partition to be mounted as /oldroot and preserve its contents, but did not
recognize it as bootable, and I could not force it into the list of other OS to
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Partition a clean /dev/hda into root (hda1 2GB ext3), swap (hda2 0.5GB),
extra (hda3 2.5GB ext3), and install RHL7.3 (Workstation) into hda1. Use GRUB
in MBR as bootloader.
2. Text-mode install 2nd limbo beta (Personal Workstation) onto hda3, use
DiskDruid, preserve hda1 mounted as /oldroot. Use GRUB in MBR as bootloader
Actual Results: Only hda3 (new limbo root) is offered as a choice when the
installer sets up OS boot configuration.
Expected Results: Both hda3 (new limbo root) and hda1 (old RHL7.3 root) should
be listed as bootable and offered to be configured into boot loader menu.
Created attachment 68126 [details]
"df" output on limbo: partition config info
Created attachment 68127 [details]
/etc/fstab on limbo
Created attachment 68128 [details]
/etc/grub.conf on limbo
Created attachment 68129 [details]
/etc/grub.conf on co-existing prior RHL7.3
I think this is working as designed - Jeremy?
Yes, this is exactly as designed. There's no real good way to tell that a Linux
partition is really meant to be chainloaded