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[Bug 597723] New: GRUB is not able to boot from partition greater that 60GB
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  • Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2010 11:08:39 +0000
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Summary: GRUB is not able to boot from partition greater that
Classification: openSUSE
Product: openSUSE 11.3
Version: Milestone 5
Platform: Other
OS/Version: Other
Status: NEW
Severity: Major
Priority: P5 - None
Component: YaST2
AssignedTo: fehr@xxxxxxxxxx
ReportedBy: juhliarik@xxxxxxxxxx
QAContact: jsrain@xxxxxxxxxx
CC: ug@xxxxxxxxxx
Found By: ---
Blocker: ---

Hi Thomas,
Uwe had problem with booting during his tests with autoyast. He found that if
he used "/" partition greater than 60GB GRUB is not able to boot from it. I did
some tests and there exist serious problem with booting.

I mean simple configuration:

* 2 GB swap partition (/dev/sda1)
* 60 GB "/" partition (/dev/sda2)

without any separate /boot partition only 2 partitions.

GRUB configuration is valid and also GRUB stage1 is correctly written to disk.
I found that there were major changes in storage and I think there could be a
cause of problem with booting. (Older version: SLES11, openSUSE 11.2 works)

I don't know details about changes in storage maybe it is not relevant and the
fix should be added to GRUB. Please look at the problem and decide who and how
could fix it and maybe you can add any specific details why it is problem to
boot from partition greater than 60GB. The size of partition is not exact. The
first test was with 140GB partition next 40GB partition works and 60 GB
partition doesn't work.

How to reproduce problem:
* Start installation openSUSE 11.3 Milestone 5
* Create simple partitioning of disk with only swap and root where root
partition is greater than 60GB (I don't know exactly critical size of partition
it is between 40 GB - 60 GB)

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