Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 125357
[TEXT MODE] Not allowed to 'Change Boot Order' for MBR install
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:44 EST
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Description of problem:
Not allowed to 'Change Boot Order' to avoid having Grub install to the
MBR of an incorrect drive(i.e. SCSI/IDE combo where BIOS switches to
SDA on boot as first-disk, yet Grub installs to MBR of IDE drive(ASUS
P2B-S using aic7xxx controller)). This is not a problem with the
Graphical install since you are given this option to change boot-order
from the Advanced screen of the Boot Loader section.
Obviously, I prefer the Text-Mode install since it takes less time
over FTP to load and I am faster at keyboard.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Advance through text-mode install to choice of which drive to
install MBR onto.
2. If an IDE drive is present and detected as the 'first' device, then
not able to manually override as BIOS will upon next boot.
Actual Results: Not able to select 'sda' instead 'hdd' , etc...
Expected Results: Option to change boot-order like in Advanced
section of Graphical installer MBR choices.
The text mode install is only for cases where it's necessary and not
the primary and preferred form of installation. It's not going to
support all of the same features as the graphical installation.