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Bug 5430 - diskdruid and the silo 1024 barrier.
Summary: diskdruid and the silo 1024 barrier.
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer
Version: 6.0
Hardware: sparc
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jay Turner
QA Contact:
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Reported: 1999-09-29 09:05 UTC by Jeremiah Johnson
Modified: 2015-01-07 23:38 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2000-02-09 00:04:47 UTC

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Description Jeremiah Johnson 1999-09-29 09:05:18 UTC
A problem that I thought was solved has turned up again,
but this time on the sparc platform. The problem being that
the linux kernel must be (as quoted from the doc) " below a
magic boundary 1GB from the start of the disk. " What I
normally do to fix this is create a partition, say sda1 and
make that /boot. This works quite well on x86 systems.
However, DiskDruid will *NOT* let you put /boot on a
partition other than / with RH6.0sparc. The only other way
around this is to make a small / and make sure its sda1. I
feel the /boot way is better.

Comment 1 Jay Turner 2000-02-08 13:46:59 UTC
Sparc does not have this limit, so this is not something that you need to worry
about on a 4M or 4C sparc.  You are allowed to create a /boot partition on a 4U
machine however.

Comment 2 Jeremiah Johnson 2000-02-08 19:33:59 UTC
According to the silo documentation sparc does has this (1024)limitation.  I
have encountered the problem on a sparcstation 20.  DiskDruid doesn't let me
make the partition anyways, if i try to create a partition named " /boot " it
says that /boot *must* be on the / partition.  Even if sparc doesnt have the
barrier I should beable to make a /boot partition.  As my cpu just died in my
ss20 I have not been able to test to see if 6.1 is affected here.

Comment 3 Jay Turner 2000-02-09 00:04:59 UTC
Due to limitations on the sparc, you will not be able to create a separate /boot
partition on a 4M sparc (same for a 4C)  So, the only machine that you will be
able to create a separate /boot partition on is a 4U machine.

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