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|Summary:||grub.conf has only DOS entry after upgrade to FC2|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Oxana Smirnova <oxana.smirnova>|
|Component:||grub||Assignee:||Peter Jones <pjones>|
|Status:||CLOSED DUPLICATE||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2006-10-25 16:29:42 EDT||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Oxana Smirnova 2004-06-01 08:41:35 EDT
From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; ru-RU; rv:1.6) Gecko/20040407 Description of problem: Bad: The problem seems to be related to the infamous double boot issue, but the appearance is exactly opposite: after upgrading from FC1 to FC2, I can only boot to WinXP, as grub.conf has no other entries. sfdisk in rescue mode duly complains that "extended partition does not start at a cylinder boundary", but all the sfdisk re-write tricks fail with "unrecognized input". Don't know what to do more. That's a blocker. Good: Well, contrary to others, I haven't lost the Windows partition ;-) Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): whatever comes with FC2 How reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Get a WinXP Pro PC 2. Install FC1 as another boot 3. Upgrade to FC2 - bingo, no Linux can be booted Actual Results: Grub screen only says: DOS Expected Results: Grub screen should say Fedora Core 2 kernel whatever DOS Additional info: No error messages, simply no Fedora. Rescue disk finds it though.
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2004-06-01 16:36:23 EDT
Can you attach what your grub.conf looked like before?
Comment 2 Oxana Smirnova 2004-06-01 17:21:52 EDT
Nope, it's gone and I have no backup. But I figured one thing meanwhile, which would perhaps make this bug invalid, or get it re-assigned elsewhere: actually, the kernel didn't install properly, as it failed, complaining that "no module ieee1394 found for kernel", hence mkinitrd failed. I found it in /root/upgrade.log - just these two lines. No complaints were produced on screen during the upgrade itself. So, no surprise Linux is not in grub.conf. But sfdisk still produces wrong partition start warnings - even though kernel installation failed. Would it mean this is not a kernel problem but an anaconda one? And by the way, I can not re-install the kernel even after editing /etc/modprobe.conf to comment out the firewire module - still complains about the ieee1394 module. And by the other way, I'd love to have a firewire support - can I roll back to FC1?.. ... running Knoppix with 2.6.x kernel meanwhile, all works...
Comment 3 Oxana Smirnova 2004-06-02 09:50:35 EDT
Latest progress: I installed the latest 2.6.6 kernel version - it went fine except the fact that grubby failed for not finding a suitable template, whatever it means. The system loaded manually just fine, so I dared to edit grub.conf by hand, and well, my problems are solved: I have double boot working like charm. But I won't close the bug, as FC2 upgrade messed my grub.conf and can not recover it (I even tried to re-upgrade with configuring the loader anew, but it only explained me that there is no Linux on my system, doh!)
Comment 4 Matthew Miller 2005-04-26 11:07:38 EDT
Fedora Core 2 is now maintained by the Fedora Legacy project for security updates only. If this problem is a security issue, please reopen and reassign to the Fedora Legacy product. If it is not a security issue and hasn't been resolved in the current FC3 updates or in the FC4 test release, reopen and change the version to match.
Comment 5 John Thacker 2006-10-25 16:29:42 EDT
Closing per previous comment and lack of response. Also note that FC1 and FC2 are no longer supported even by Fedora Legacy.