Error “you have not created a bootloader stage1 target device”

This rather cryptic error may appear during a Fedora 16 installation and simply tries to tell you, that you forgot to create a BIOS boot partition.
If you’re doing a kickstart install, a look at Fedora’s Kickstart wiki page may be helpful. A big yellow alert box essentially tells you to add the following line

part biosboot --fstype=biosboot --size=1

to your kickstart file that used to work with Fedora versions <= 15. Resources: Fedora 16 common bugs

2 thoughts on “Error “you have not created a bootloader stage1 target device”

  1. avatarRaftaMan

    Well, just like any other partition anaconda will take care of this if you specify it it in the kickstart file.
    If you *really* want to do it manually (although I really can’t think of a scenario, where this might become necessary), you could use GPT fdisk (gdisk), create a regular partition and give it a type code of EF02. Of course, you could do it with gparted or parted as well.

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