Bug 882513

Summary: No way to install GRUB2 on a different disks partition.
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Tapani Björg <tapani.bj>
Component: anacondaAssignee: Anaconda Maintenance Team <anaconda-maint-list>
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Version: 18CC: anaconda-maint-list, g.kaviyarasu, jonathan, sbueno, vanmeeuwen+fedora
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Description Tapani Björg 2012-12-01 11:02:04 EST
Description of problem:
Anaconda can't writ the GRUB2 boot-record to a different partition. Only to the MBR of a disk.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Anaconda 18.29.2 Fedora18 Beta

How reproducible:
Install on a system with many bootloaders on different partitions and disks. Use a system with BIOS. An UEFI-System acts different.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Select custom disk layout.
2. If you are lucky, you will find the options for the bootloader behind the text "1 storage device selected" ;-)
3. There you an only select disks. 
  
Actual results:
The freshly installed Fedora 18 installed is not bootabel or existing MBR will be overwritten. 

Expected results:
Options to chose every exiting portion on the system.


Additional info:
I see the custom disk layout as some expert-tool in the installation process. But to hide options and information in the expert-tool is useless. But even for an experienced Fedora admin not guessable texts like "1 storage device selected" are really worse! Even Gnome does not hide Options in such a puzzling kind. The bootloader options should really be called "bootloader-settings" and not "1 storage device selected" or "selected disks".
Comment 1 Chris Lumens 2012-12-01 15:42:41 EST

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 872826 ***