Bug 158905 - Boot loader still installed to MBR when another location requested
Boot loader still installed to MBR when another location requested
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Anaconda Maintenance Team
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2005-05-26 14:26 EDT by Robert Nichols
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-05-26 14:33:57 EDT
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Description Robert Nichols 2005-05-26 14:26:22 EDT
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Description of problem:
During installation, requesting that the boot loader be installed somewhere
other than the MBR has no effect.  The existing MBR is still overwritten.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
anaconda-10.2.0.61-1

How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Begin a non-upgrade installation of FC4T3.
2. In the boot loader configuration screen, place a check in the "Advanced
   options" box.
3. In the next screen, request that the boot loader be installed to a partition
   boot sector (e.g., hda8) rather than the MBR.
4. Continue with the installation.
  

Actual Results:  When you reboot, you will find that the MBR has been overwritten with the grub
boot loader for the FC4 installation.

Expected Results:  The existing MBR should have been left intact.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2005-05-26 14:33:57 EDT
This is fixed for FC4 final

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