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Bug 82826

Summary: Can't boot newly installed 8.0.93 Phoebe
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Remy Vidal <remy.vidal>
Component: anacondaAssignee: Jeremy Katz <katzj>
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE QA Contact: Mike McLean <mikem>
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Description Remy Vidal 2003-01-27 12:39:56 UTC
Description of problem:
I have been trying to get 8.0.93 installed on /dev/hdh1. Installation is fine 
including creation of partition, formatting and file copying.
However, I can't boot from it with either GRUB or lilo, with or without 
adavanced options. Set up is as follows:

/dev/hda has Windoze + Redhat 8.0 off the main IDE controller on the mobo 
/dev/hde and /dev/hdg are 2 drives in RAID0 on HPT372 controller on this ABIT 
KR7A-RAID mobo. /dev/hdh is a slave drive on the HPT372 primary channel and is 

Install on /dev/hdh1 is fine. I have tried lilo and GRUB in root sector 
of /dev/hdh1 and MBR on /dev/hda but couldn't ever boot it. Tried to force 
LBA32, no joy.

In the end overwrote 8.0 with 8.0.93 on /dev/hda1. When running from that 
partition, I can mount /dev/hdh1 and all files seem to be there and all is 
fine. Definitely a boot problem.

New /dev/hdh drive is 80GB Maxtor DiamondMax 9 Plus.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Set up as above
Actual results:
Received GRUB HARD DISK ERROR or hangs when trying lilo.
When trying to use lilo to overwrite a MBR on /dev/hda, nothing happens and the 
old MBR is left intact without being replaced.
Marked /dev/hdh as bootable in HPT372 BIOS and try to boot directly from 
ATA133RAID. Get the same results/error messages as trying to boot from /dev/hda.

Expected results:
Should allow to boot from /dev/hdh1

Additional info:

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2003-01-28 05:58:47 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 82825 ***

Comment 2 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 18:51:26 UTC
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.