|Summary:||problems with filesystem types|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||sjx1|
|Component:||installer||Assignee:||Jay Turner <jturner>|
|Status:||CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||1999-10-22 18:56:37 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
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Description sjx1 1999-10-11 10:07:08 UTC
I installed Red Hat 6.1 (download) on a DOS machine with Windows 3.1 (Fat 16). I also made a mount point for DOS as /cdos. When I looked in /etc/fstab the file system was shown as vfat. Sure enough, when I rebooted the word LI appeared on screen and then the machine hung - as it tried unsuccessfully to find a vfat file system !! Your software should prompt for the corfect file system or find it and enter correct data in /etc/fsatb.
Comment 1 Jay Turner 1999-10-22 18:56:59 UTC
"vfat" is the correct partition type for all DOS partitions (FAT16, FAT32, everything except for NTFS) therefore this was the correct entry. Getting "LI" on boot means more than just a failed mount of a MSDOS filesystem. It means that the BIOS of the machine is not able to find the bootloader at all.