Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 80452
Anaconda's bootloader configuration doesn't detect Windows XP
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:49:18 EDT
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Description of problem:
During installation of Red Hat Linux release 8.0.92 (Phoebe) I noticed that
bootloader configuration did not detect the presence of Windows XP on my harddrive.
The solution for me was to just to do "Add" and point to "/dev/hda1".
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Phoebe (RH 8.0.92) on a system with Windows XP.
2. Observe the bootloader config screen.
Anaconda did not detect Windows XP.
Anaconda should've detected Windows XP and put it automatically in the
Red Hat Linux release 8.0.92 (Phoebe)
Experienced the same with a Win2K install on a 2nd HD.
Tried two seperate installs (one with Grub and one with LILO)
setting it manually as /dev/hdb1 with no success in booting
the 2K install.
I'm not new to Linux so I suspected it would have difficulty, but
I just had to try. ;)
If everything worked perfect that 2K install would be bye bye anyways.. heh.
Same results here - the bootloader configurator did find and configure an entry
for an unbootable extended DOS partition though.
Yes i AM aware that it will be very difficult to check if a device is actually
bootable, i'm only hinting at; if the configuration can find a configure an
entry for a vfat device, it really shouldn't be that hard to add the ability to
do the same for any NTFS devices, or...? Instead of DOS call it WINDOWS
Oh and the above is with Phoebe .93
Fixed in CVS. An update disk for 8.0.93 is available from
http://people.redhat.com/~katzj/phoebe-update.img with the fix.
Confirmed fixed in Phoebe 8.0.94.
Resolving bug with resolution "CURRENTRELEASE"