Opened 13 years ago

Closed 13 years ago

Last modified 13 years ago

#4819 closed bug (invalid)

Haiku changes active partition when dual booting from GRUB

Reported by: plodder Owned by: nobody
Priority: normal Milestone: R1
Component: System Version: R1/alpha1
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Platform: x86


I have installed Haiku Alpha 1 for dual booting with PC Linux OS via GRUB on an Acer 529ATX laptop. The current setup of the partitions is as follows:

primary partition 1: Haiku Alpha 1

primary partition 2: PC Linux OS

Active partition: primary partition 2

Boot loader: GRUB installed on primary partition 2.

The set up works perfectly and I can boot into both PC Linux OS and Haiku without problems - except for one glitch. When I boot into Haiku, it changes the active partition (boot flag) from partition 2 to partition 1. Thus, on the next boot, GRUB is bypassed, the option to boot into PC Linux OS is not presented and the laptop boots directly into Haiku. If I want to boot into PC Linux OS, I have to change the active partition (boot flag) back to primary partition 2 using, e.g., cfdisk on the Parted Magic CD first.

Change History (3)

comment:1 by bonefish, 13 years ago

Resolution: invalid
Status: newclosed

Whatever changes your partition's active flag, it is not Haiku. Maybe your MBR does.

comment:2 by jedie, 13 years ago

don't know: Does the grub menu.lst parameter "makeactive" related to this?

in reply to:  2 comment:3 by bonefish, 13 years ago

Replying to jedie:

don't know: Does the grub menu.lst parameter "makeactive" related to this?

Without having read the grub docs I'd guess it is.

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