Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 117798
Installer does not give option to change drive when doing bootloader upgrade
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:38 EST
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Description of problem:
Upgrade from RH9, which was SCSI only when RH9 was installed. Later
added IDE drive as bulk storage (backups, etc). Since the IDE drive
was added after the system was installed, and was just a "data-tub",
it was not bootable. Therefore it was disabled in the BIOS. Initial
boot after install worked, but subsequent boot after package updates
failed; just printed GRUB loading message.
After hours in grub he**, decided to try re-upgrading. During the
second re-upgrade attempt, I selected third option (I think it is
"install boot loader"; was NOT "upgrade", and NOT "leave alone").
Next screen showed the device to be installed upon. It was there I
noticed that it was going to install on HDA (IDE drive). This is
probably a fair assumption, but in this case wrong, with no option to
change. By unplugging my IDE drive, and re-running, GRUB was properly
re-installed, and the system booted and is alive (yeah!) allowing me
to file a bugzilla report.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Don't have a similar configuration I can try this on.
Actual Results: GRUB appearantly installed on wrong drive. Didn't
have an option to choose which.
Expected Results: Should have been able to select drive to install
Upgrade just leaves the config as is except for changing the kernels.
If you select to install a new boot loader, you can change the drive
ordering in the "advanced boot loader" screen.