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Old 03-28-2002, 02:04 PM   #1
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RH7.1 bootpartition


I just got me one (actually 2) of those good magazinecds with RH7.1
When I get to the partitioning the druid insists that I put up a patition for /boot within the first 1024 cylinders - if I dont the whole thing just quits on me.
Is that normal with RH or do I have some screwed up cds?
Also - is there any way around it?
There is no way I gonna put a bootpatition in the first 1024 cylinders but I still like to try RH
 
Old 03-28-2002, 02:26 PM   #2
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this question has been asked A LOT here. please search for information. in short.. you gotta do what it says, or get a newer distro.
 
Old 03-28-2002, 03:43 PM   #3
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Thanks - I guess I just pass on that one and keep on screwing around with the kernel.
 
Old 03-28-2002, 04:45 PM   #4
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Its really not that much of a pain. During the install, the first patition you create should be your /boot, about 50 meg is good.
/boot 50m
/
swap Double your ram but probably no more then 256m

RedHat 7.2 doesnt have the 1024 cyl problem.
 
Old 03-28-2002, 06:02 PM   #5
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No space - I am pretty much 80% full - my HDD too!
The first 1024 cylinders are in an area I rather dont screw around with.

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Old 03-29-2002, 11:36 AM   #6
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Replace the "linear" by "lba32" in the lilo.conf file

or create a linux boot disk
 
  


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