Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 142925
anaconda fails to write grub mbr as last phase of rhel as4 beta2 EM64T install
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:15 EST
Description of problem:
installed rhel as4 beta2 em64t on a new hp dl360g4.
installs fine. (last message of install is that it is writing mbr...)
os fails to load.
(message on screen stating system is trying to boot from cdrom, hd,
floppy... system hangs, does nothing.)
boot from install disk, choose linux rescue option...
chroot /mnt/sysinstall (as directed)
now do this:
/sbin/grub --batch --device-map=/boot/grub/device.map
grub> root (hd0,0)
grub> setup (hd0)
system boots normally now.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
rhel as4 beta2 em64t
always. every single install ever tried on this hardware, multiple
Steps to Reproduce:
1. install the os as directed.
3. will not boot to the newly installed os until new mbr is written to
the drive using the process used above.
system will not boot ever after a straight out of the box fresh install.
os will boot after install.
Does this have some sort of cciss controller?
it contains a new hp "smart array 6i" raid 0+1 array controller
onboard. older hp dl360g3 were built with a "smart array 5i" raid
controller on the motherboard.
we are using the scsi hd based machines.
the install program sees the drives, partitions and formats them, and
installs the os on them. appears to just fail to write the mbr.
a japanese hp site which has controller info:
That's a cciss based controller. I've fixed grub to properly write
the MBR to these since beta2.