Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 81178
anaconda's grub config fails to recognise all Linux partitions
Last modified: 2008-01-17 12:49:42 EST
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Description of problem:
When anaconda reaches its grub configuration section,
it should list all OS partitions available.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Make sure a machine has a pre-existing Linux partition that
isn't going to be wiped/upgraded by phoebe.
2. Boot phoebe CD-ROM 1 and run anaconda.
3. Put phoebe onto a different partition than the one listed
in step 1.
4. Note what default menu entries for grub are listed in anaconda.
Actual Results: Only "Red Hat Linux" (the one it's currently installing)
and possibly "DOS" (which was a Win 98 SE partition in my case) are
listed as default grub menu entries.
Expected Results: Other Linux partitions (I also had RH 8.0 and Mandrake Linux 9.0
in my partitions) should be listed in the default grub entries, not just
phoebe and the Windows partition.
Considering that phoebe *does* detect all the Linux partitions early
on (when it's offering to "upgrade" - this is a new phoebe feature
in fact), it's disappointing that it forgets about most of them when
it comes to setting up the grub menu entries. Yes, you can add new
entries in via anaconda (or post-install by editing /etc/grub.conf),
but anaconda knows about those partitions and hence I shouldn't have
to add them by hand.
On a side-note, I don't like the "DOS" label for the Windows
partition - it would be nice to have "Windows 98 SE", "Windows
XP Home Edition" etc. etc. listed instead if that's possible.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 78704 ***
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.