Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1282585
Installer fails to write boot loader config
Last modified: 2016-12-20 10:59:27 EST
My original auto generated bug report got attached to this bug 1253966 which is dismissed (closed) as a hardware error, but this is not a hardware error.
This happened with a dual boot install on a mac book with OS X.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Shrink Mac OS X partition
2. Install Fedora (I had 22) - this creates a separate EFI partion instead of using the existing EFI partition (why?). I used BTRFS and encryption - standard layout.
3. Delete all Linux partiotions, EXCEPT the new EFI partition
4. Further shrink OS X partition (may be irrelevant)
5. Install Fedora 23 (or 22) - select standard partitioning, BTRFS and encryption.
Installation fails - see 1253966 for details
Workaround is to also delete the extra EFI partition - which shows up as something like 'HPFS+ Linux' so it is a litte scary deleting it (not sure if was created by OS X)
Please attach your logs as individual text/plain attachments. Note that the 'Linux HFS+ ESP' is the one created by Fedora. We do this so that the Mac boot selector will show a nice icon instead of the generic disk.
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