Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 125814
Installer does not offer chance to create boot disk
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:44 EST
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Description of problem:
I tried to install Fedora Core 2 on a Dell Inspiron 4000 laptop. I
have successfully used Red Hat 8, 9, and Fedora Core 1 on this
I dual boot with Windows XP. I have always installed grub to the
first sector of the boot partition. I want NTLDR to control the boot
process. In the past (RH 8,9, FC1), I am always told (by the
installer) that I will need to create a boot disk because of the way
I installed grub. After installation is complete the installer then
allows me to create a boot disk.
Fedora Core 2 never told me that I would need to create a boot disk.
It also never gave me a chance to create a boot disk. There is no
way to boot into Linux because of this!
I will not install grub to the MBA because I can't have my Windows
partition unbootable either.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
the version on the iso Fedora Core 2 image
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Begin install (fresh or upgrade) of Fedora Core 2
2. Install grub into the first sector of /boot instead of MBA
3. After installation there is no way to boot into FC2 Linux
Actual Results: I had a fresh install of FC2 that I could not boot.
Expected Results: I should have been told that I would need to
create a boot disk.
I should have been offered a chance to make a boot disk.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 125733 ***
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.