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Bug 10532 - RedHat 6.2 destroys Solaris x86 partition
Summary: RedHat 6.2 destroys Solaris x86 partition
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 5539
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer
Version: 6.2
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michael Fulbright
QA Contact:
Depends On:
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Reported: 2000-04-03 03:03 UTC by Frank Liu
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2000-04-24 13:36:44 UTC

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Description Frank Liu 2000-04-03 03:03:54 UTC
It's a common knowledge that Solaris x86 and Linux swap have
the same partition id. RedHat 6.1 seems to be fine but yesterday
when I installed RedHat 6.2, I can no longer boot my Solaris x86
partition. During the RedHat 6.2 (I used "expert text") installation, there
is no way I can choose which of the two swap partitions (one of
which is Solaris x86 of course) I want to use, installer automatically
format(?) both paritions as linux swap.
Is there a way I can recover my Solaris x86 partition without


Comment 1 Frank Liu 2000-04-03 18:25:59 UTC
Just browsed through and found
it talks about this problem under item 4.12.

I am surprised to see the problem was there since 6.1 (I don't know
why I didn't noticed it) and am wondering why it isn't fixed in 6.2.
Or at least in the expert mode, it should give me a choice to use (or not use)
which swap partitions.


Comment 2 Frank Liu 2000-04-03 23:05:59 UTC
I remember it now. I had the same problem back when I was installing
redhat 6.1. I managed to recover my Solaris partition without re-installing.
I will do the same trick again and see if I can get my Solaris partition
back. Still it is bad to see a bug in 6.1 not fixed in 6.2.
By the way, I just found the same bug reported in bugzilla:
The reason I didn't find it when I originally submitted my bug report is
because bug 10001 is marked as "CLOSED" and won't be in the search
by default. I have to explicitly check search for "CLOSED" in the "Status"


Comment 3 Jay Turner 2000-04-24 13:36:59 UTC
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 5539 ***

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