|Summary:||fdisk's 98 and fdisk linux mount point at install.|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||blindauer|
|Component:||aboot||Assignee:||Matt Wilson <msw>|
|Status:||CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||1999-01-12 03:37:28 UTC||Type:||---|
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Description blindauer 1998-12-02 09:07:28 UTC
This is a bug which concern the step next the partitionment. I used win98's fdisk to create a primary partition, and a extended partition. I planned to install linux in the extended partition. win98's fdisk created an win95-extended partition, with id 0x0f (NOT 0x05, which is the dos-extended partition). I have tried the linux fdisk for creating my swap partition and my / . It works fine. but the next step in install is to write, which partition with wich part of the file system. And the install program didn't see the logical partition in the extended partition. It only write a with /dev/hda2 in my case , and id 0x0f. I have a partial solution for this problem: with fdisk, change the type of the win95-extended partition to a dos-extended partition. so the install program will see the logical partitions. continue the install. reboot the machine at end, rerun fdisk, and re-set the id from the dos-partition to a win95-extended partition.
Comment 1 David Lawrence 1998-12-04 19:45:59 UTC
This has been verified to be a bug in the disk druid utility. I created the following partitions and sizes on a 2.5 GB IDE Disk. primary FAT32 partition 600 MB Extended Win 95 partition 1900 MB logical D: FAT32 partition 600 MB logical E: FAT32 partition 600 MB logical F: FAT16 partition 100 MB I then ran 5.2 install. Disk druid reported the that partition 2 was of type 0x0F and that the disk was full. I could not create any additional partitions. I then flipped over the F2 console and ran fdisk with the hda device created in /tmp. I change the partition type of the Win 95 Extended partition (type f) to Extended (type 5) and saved the settings. I then went back to disk druid, backed out, and ten went back in. The partitions were now being reported correctly and I could continue. Interestingly enough, the Windows primary still booted normally and the Linux system. I changed the type 5 back to type f using Linux fdisk and the system continued to behave properly in both OS's. So therefore disk druid is just confused with that partition type.
Comment 2 Matt Wilson 1999-01-12 03:37:59 UTC
This was fixed in the boot disk errata released at the beginning of this month.