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Bug 106582 - Broken grub install impossible to fix using redhat upgrade procedure
Broken grub install impossible to fix using redhat upgrade procedure
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2003-10-08 12:10 EDT by Graham Leggett
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:58 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-10-14 17:23:41 EDT
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Description Graham Leggett 2003-10-08 12:10:15 EDT
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Description of problem:
On a system with a broken grub installation:

- Run the Redhat 9 install disk, detect the existing redhat install, and select
"create new boot loader config" when prompted.

- Anaconda now tries to install packages.

- Anaconda then issues a warning saying "no kernels were installed, so boot
loader will not be updated".

If the user said "update the boot loader" , anaconda should update the boot loader.

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Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2003-10-14 17:23:41 EDT
We can't reliably do boot loader configuration updates without a kernel being
installed in some cases.  The right thing to do in this case is to boot into
rescue mode and run '/sbin/grub-install /dev/hda' (or wherever you had grub

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