I recently installed Fedora Core 5 on my drive. While I have multiple-boot system, I wanted to locate the Fedora boot record to the first sector of the /boot partition
, not the main MBR, but this does not work
. I even tried the "Force LBA32" option with no change.
I installed the system on VIA SATA RAID (with none another problems, even autodetection worked using correct via_sata driver, I don't have to use "noprobe" option):
VIA SATA chip VT-8237
2x Seagate SATA-150 Baracuda 160GB (320 GB total - stripping)
/boot is the second primary partition
(1st pri.: XOSL loader
2nd pri.: Fedora /boot
3rd pri.: Win9x FAT32 bootable
4th log.: WinXP/2k NTFS bootable (through XOSL, booting from logical)
5th log.: NTFS data
6th log.: Linux SWAP
7th log.: Fedora /
With this configuration, it always places the GRUB loader into main MBR, independently of the option in installer
(but I will have XOSL loader in the MBR), I don't know if it is because of my configuration and installing to SATA RAID, or if the problem is in the installer - has anyone else tried this option? In the last previous Fedora version I installed it worked, but it was Fedora 3 in another drive configuration (PATA RAID HPT-372 stripping).
If I manually copy the GRUB boot record from MBR to the first sector of the /boot partition (using disc editor) and refresh the XOSL boot record, all is working fine and booting correctly, so for me it is not necessary to get this option to work. I only want to report the problem.