Bug 106389 - grub is not installed properly when using software raid + LVM
grub is not installed properly when using software raid + LVM
Status: CLOSED WORKSFORME
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2003-10-06 13:37 EDT by Edward Muller
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-09-22 14:35:26 EDT
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Description Edward Muller 2003-10-06 13:37:21 EDT
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Description of problem:
Ran through a new install of test2 over the weekend. I have two 200 GB Maxtor
drives (hde and hdg on a promise TX133 controller).

Using Disk Druid, I created a three partitions on each drive. The partitions are:

256 MB
2000 MB
the rest of the drive.

I created md0 (RAID1) using the two 256 MB partitions and set the mount point to
/boot (it is shown as being at the front of the disk).

I created md1 (RAID1) using the two 2000 MB partitions and set the type to swap.

I created md2 (RAID1) using the last two partitions.

I then set md2 as a physical volume.

I then used the LVM button to create Logical Volumes /, /home, /var, /tmp, /usr,
etc.

/dev/hda is my boot device. This is plugged into the IDE built into the motherboard.

Install finished normally without any errors, but when I rebooted GRUB did not load.

I rebooted with the the install CD using "linux rescue" and chrooted into the
install...

I tried running grub-install --recheck and then rebooting. It didn't work.

I rebooted with the install CD again, then ran 'grub --batch'...

root(hd2,0)
setup(hd0)
quit

When I rebooted again (without the CD) grub was working.

Let me know if you need any more info.

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How reproducible:
Didn't try

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Fedora test2 to md (RAID1)/LVM combo described above.
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Actual Results:  won't boot on restart

Expected Results:  will boot on restart.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2003-10-14 17:31:27 EDT
Can you attach the /boot/grub/device.map and /boot/grub/grub.conf generated by
the installer?
Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2004-09-22 14:35:26 EDT
Closing due to lack of activity.  Please reopen if you have further
information to add to this bug report.

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