Bug 9337 - Wrong example in the Reference Guide
Wrong example in the Reference Guide
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rhl-ig-x86 (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Sandra Moore
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Reported: 2000-02-11 06:51 EST by Harry Brueckner
Modified: 2014-08-04 18:23 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-11 06:51:26 EST
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Description Harry Brueckner 2000-02-11 06:51:26 EST

in the Reference Guide to RH 6.1 on page 213, figure 8-17 the example shows
that the directory /boot is mounted on a different volume than the root
partition. In the example / is on hda6 and /boot is on /hda1

One of our customers tried to install RH6.1 like the shown example and
asked us why the system can not boot after the installation finishes.

I am not 100% sure, but I'd say that the /boot directory must be on the
same partition as the root partition because the system only "knows" how to
load an image from the root partition and than fails to find the kernel

In case I am right the printed documentation should show a correct example
so users following the examples get a running system. :-)

Comment 1 Ed Bailey 2000-08-21 16:45:27 EDT
Thanks for your feedback.  There is no limitation that the /boot directory must
be on the same partition as the root directory.  However, there are other issues
that must be addressed if this approach is used (ensuring BIOS access, for
example).  They are outlined in our documentation.  In general, it is easier to
let Disk Druid create the partitions for you, as it takes into account these
issues as well.


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