Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 147302
Install update doesn't change boot loader config
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:59 EST
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Description of problem:
When using "update" (rather than install) to modify the boot loader
configutration, the changes are not saved.
Since update does not find kernel updates, it displays a message box
reading something like "no kernel upgrades, boot loader configuration
not changed". I think the boot loader configuration is not changed at all.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Download boot cd from ftp mirror (os/images/boot.iso)
2. Install but specify wrong boot loader location (MBR of /dev/hda
instead of /dev/sda)
3. Reboot: boot loader is not started (Windows started here)
4. Reboot with install CD, select update
5. Modify boot loader location (MBR of /dev/sda)
Actual Results: See step 3: boot loader configuration is not changed,
Windows started up again.
Expected Results: Boot loader should have been started.
I "fixed" it by reinstalling, this time using the correct boot loader
I flagged this bug with i386 platform but I guess I could have
selected "All". I haven't tested though so I didn't.
If a kernel package isn't installed, then we don't have the
information to actually create or update boot loader configuration.
Isn't all the necessary information present in the already installed
If I understand your comment correctly, the installer's "update"
option does not apply to the boot loader at all:
- If you update Fedora, boot loader is rewritten
- If you don't and change the boot loader, you're screwed.
So the only option is to completely reinstal. That's a pitty. Could
you at least print a message in the installer's help?