Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 122804
System unbootable when /boot is a RAID-1
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:42 EST
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Description of problem:
Anaconda no longer has an option to install LILO rather than GRUB.
This is completely disastrous when /boot is a RAID-1, which is
otherwise a highly desirable configuration, since it means any drive
can boot the system.
Anaconda will allow you to make /boot a RAID-1, and will offer to
install GRUB on it. It produces a completely unusable GRUB
configuration which ends with dropping you into the level 2 GRUB shell.
As far as I can tell, there *is no way to make GRUB operate correctly
on a RAID-1 /boot*.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
FC2test3 ISO CD
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install a system with /boot on a RAID-1
Actual Results: GRUB loads and drops you into the level 2 GRUB shell.
Expected Results: System boots.
LILO handles this correctly, but there is no longer a way to install
LILO at install time.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 114690 ***