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Bug 80452 - Anaconda's bootloader configuration doesn't detect Windows XP
Summary: Anaconda's bootloader configuration doesn't detect Windows XP
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda
Version: phoebe
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeremy Katz
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
Blocks: 79579
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-12-26 19:39 UTC by Peter van Egdom
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:49 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-02-27 22:33:24 UTC

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Description Peter van Egdom 2002-12-26 19:39:01 UTC
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Description of problem:

During installation of Red Hat Linux release 8.0.92 (Phoebe) I noticed that
bootloader configuration did not detect the presence of Windows XP on my harddrive.

The solution for me was to just to do "Add" and point to "/dev/hda1".

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Phoebe (RH 8.0.92) on a system with Windows XP.
2. Observe the bootloader config screen.

Actual Results:
  Anaconda did not detect Windows XP.

Expected Results:
  Anaconda should've detected Windows XP and put it automatically in the
bootloader menu.

Additional info:

Red Hat Linux release 8.0.92 (Phoebe)

Comment 1 John J. Germs 2003-01-01 01:56:27 UTC
Experienced the same with a Win2K install on a 2nd HD.
Tried two seperate installs (one with Grub and one with LILO)
setting it manually as /dev/hdb1 with no success in booting
the 2K install.

I'm not new to Linux so I suspected it would have difficulty, but
I just had to try.  ;)

If everything worked perfect that 2K install would be bye bye anyways.. heh.

Comment 2 Thomas M Steenholdt 2003-01-22 22:35:57 UTC
Same results here - the bootloader configurator did find and configure an entry
for an unbootable extended DOS partition though.
Yes i AM aware that it will be very difficult to check if a device is actually
bootable, i'm only hinting at; if the configuration can find a configure an
entry for a vfat device, it really shouldn't be that hard to add the ability to
do the same for any NTFS devices, or...? Instead of DOS call it WINDOWS

Comment 3 Thomas M Steenholdt 2003-01-22 22:36:36 UTC
Oh and the above is with Phoebe .93

Comment 4 Jeremy Katz 2003-01-23 00:22:52 UTC
Fixed in CVS.  An update disk for 8.0.93 is available from with the fix.

Comment 5 Peter van Egdom 2003-02-27 22:33:24 UTC
Confirmed fixed in Phoebe 8.0.94.
Resolving bug with resolution "CURRENTRELEASE"

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