Bug 125814 - Installer does not offer chance to create boot disk
Installer does not offer chance to create boot disk
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 125733
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2004-06-11 15:16 EDT by Jon Anglin
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-02-21 14:04:02 EST
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Description Jon Anglin 2004-06-11 15:16:45 EDT
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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 
computer.  

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

How reproducible:
Always

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.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2004-06-14 11:45:58 EDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 125733 ***
Comment 2 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 14:04:02 EST
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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