Bug 139291 - Graphical setup phase does not offer to create a GRUB boot disk.
Graphical setup phase does not offer to create a GRUB boot disk.
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2004-11-14 18:34 EST by Lance Kujala
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Description Lance Kujala 2004-11-14 18:34:24 EST
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Description of problem:
Graphical setup phase does not offer to create a GRUB boot disk.

On a multi-boot system, where NTLDR is the main boot loader, a GRUB
boot disk is needed in order to boot the Linux system (at least until
you get the linux boot sector copied over).

Yes, there are instructions etc for creating the boot disk; it only
took me 10 hours to figure it out. And I knew what the problem was. 
The recovery CD worked fine, btw; used that to create the GRUB boot disk.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. No option given to Create Grub Boot Disk, during setup.

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Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2004-11-15 10:30:54 EST
With the size of the 2.6 kernel, creation of a boot disk isn't
possible due to capacity limits of floppy disks.  
Comment 2 Lance Kujala 2004-11-15 12:35:25 EST
You are as bad as Microsoft. I have been harassing them over design 
flaws and all they say is "by design wont fix".

Anyway, you missed the point; I didn't ask for a LINUX boot disk, I 
asked for a GRUB boot disk. Which does fit on a floppy. For which RH 
has instructions on how to MANUALLY create.

(for those that need a GRUB boot disk, this works, use recovery cd to 
get shell)
# fdformat /dev/fd0
# mke2fs /dev/fd0
# mount -t ext2 /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy
# grub-install --root-directory=/mnt/floppy '(fd0)'
# cp /boot/grub/grub.conf /mnt/floppy/boot/grub/grub.conf
# umount /mnt/floppy

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