Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1476057
bootloader error during initial install
Last modified: 2017-07-31 09:36:17 EDT
Description of problem:
Unexpected bootloader error during initial install of Fedora 26 on HP Envy machine
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
100% with specific configuration
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Attempt to install Fedora 26 on brand new HP Envy machine
Anaconda errors out with bootloader error
Background/workaround (from my memory):
I had used blivet to create a custom partition layout.
Without any real additional information, I booted into rescue mode. Once there, I tried: grub2-install /dev/sda
Grub reported a problem with no BIOS boot being set in the GPT. This led to a superuser.com article which mentioned gdisk.
On startup, it mentioned something about a "protective MBR"
Selecting "r" brought up the "recovery and transformation options (experts only)"
Selecting "x" brought up the "extra functionality (experts only)"
Selecting "z" led to "zap (destroy) GPT data structures and exit"
Selecting "w" wrote the table to disk and exit
After that, grub2-install worked
After that, I reran anaconda with the same options. It completed successfully and the system rebooted correctly into Fedora 26.
Could you please provides logs from the failed installation?
The logs are no longer available.
It would be useful if there was a way to easily do Abrt or even retrace on these types of errors. There was network connectivity at the time of the issue.
As I recall, the only visible option was Debug to a Python debug shell.