Bug 748488

Summary: Anaconda fails to offer correct grub install device
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Jes Sorensen <Jes.Sorensen>
Component: anacondaAssignee: Anaconda Maintenance Team <anaconda-maint-list>
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Version: 16CC: anaconda-maint-list, Jes.Sorensen, jonathan, pjones, vanmeeuwen+fedora
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Description Jes Sorensen 2011-10-24 11:26:49 EDT
Description of problem:
Trying to install F16 Beta TC1 on a system with a mix of BIOS raid and
regular hard drives, anaconda fails to let me install grub on the correct

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Every time

Steps to Reproduce:
My setup is as follows:
4 x 500GB SATA drives
/dev/sd[ab] are assembled as a raid container with two raids
 (/dev/md125 and /dev/md126)
/dev/sd[cd] are left as standalone drives

Fedora-16-Beta-TC1 iso put onto a USB stick using livecd-iso-to-disk

I create two regular partitions on /dev/md126 for boot and /, format them
etc. Once it gets to the grub install section, I wish to install grub
on /dev/md126. However anaconda is only offering me to put it on the
mbr of /dev/sdc, or boot partition /dev/md126p1.

In previous releases I were able to fiddle with the BIOS boot order
settings to get anaconda to offer me the right device for the mbr

Installing on the boot partition is not an option as it won't boot off
that for whatever reason. One needs to be able to select which device's
mbr to install grub on.

This bug makes it impossible to install a bootable F16 on this setup :(
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Comment 3 Jes Sorensen 2011-10-24 11:29:36 EDT
Created attachment 529905 [details]
Comment 5 David Lehman 2011-10-24 11:41:51 EDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 744088 ***