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RE: partitioning bug during install: RH8/9 FC1



> -----Original Message-----
> From: fedora-devel-list-admin redhat com [mailto:fedora-devel-list-
> admin redhat com] On Behalf Of Trae McCombs
> Sent: Monday, December 22, 2003 10:08 AM
> To: fedora-devel-list redhat com
> Subject: RE: partitioning bug during install: RH8/9 FC1
> 
> On Mon, 2003-12-22 at 10:34, Otto Haliburton wrote:
> > Installing windows first actually has nothing to do with your problem,
> but
> > is a problem with windows.  If you don't install it first then it will
> > simply overwrite any mbr out there with its own, so if you want to boot
> your
> > other OSes you have to install windows first.  As for the other thing.
> It
> > has to do with the boot process, it will resequence your partitions no
> > matter what you do and it has always done so, it will resequence any
> > partition unless it is a boot partition.
> 
> OK, well it's easy enough to simply have a boot disk, or boot up a
> rescue cd to re-install grub to the master boot record once that's done
> though.
> 
> Let's forget I even mentioned windows or another operating system.  The
> problem is, upon install, you should be able to setup your hard drives
> the way you want.  That was the beauty of the old fdisk.  With the GUI
> tool, it will force you to do what it wants you to do.  I don't see how
> this lends people flexibility.  Well, it lets you set things up the way
> you want as long as you put /dev/hda1 as /
> 
> It's not a matter of "It's not how I do it so it doesn't have merit",
> it's a matter of flexibility and letting a tool do what it is designed
> to do, which is, let you setup your system the way you want.
> 
> I'm done. Seems most people that have responded have not seen any
> benefit to what I've pointed out, which is cool.  I've brought it to the
> attention of the list, and I can just do the nasty work around if it
> never gets fixed.
> 
> Thanks for your time everyone,
> Trae
> 
> --
> Trae "occy" McCombs
> http://occy.net/
> founder: themes.org / linux.com
> 
> 
> --
I'm still thinking that you don't get the point.  Some of us get angry
because GRUB will sequence the partitions and then can't find the boot
partition because of it's sequencing, if that has happened to you then you
might start getting the point.  You can plan around this if you understand
how it names the partitions, but IMHO you are having a labeling problem, but
I suggest you read up on GRUB and partition labeling.





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