Bug 180486 - bootloader not installed for raid and grub-install fails
bootloader not installed for raid and grub-install fails
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: grub (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Peter Jones
Mike McLean
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Blocks: FC5Blocker
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Reported: 2006-02-08 11:02 EST by Brandon Keepers
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-05-05 16:51:30 EDT
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Description Brandon Keepers 2006-02-08 11:02:29 EST
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Description of problem:
I installed from RawHide on an Intel SATA raid controller using raid0.  Install completed fine, but grub was not installed.  I booted into rescue mode, did a chroot to /mnt/sysimage, and tried "grub-install /dev/mapper/isw_cjahcfchfe_Volume0" and got the following error:

/dev/mapper/isw_cjahcfchfe_Volume0p1 does not have any corresponding BIOS drive.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install FC5 Rawhide on raid0
2. reboot


Actual Results:  bootloader was not installed so system could not boot, and grub-install failed

Expected Results:  anaconda should have installed bootloader and system should have booted normally after installation

Additional info:

(hd0) /dev/mapper/isw_cjahcfchfe_Volume0

raid controller:
00:1f.2 RAID bus controller: Intel Corporation 82801GR/GH (ICH7 Family) Serial ATA Storage Controllers cc=RAID (rev 01)

The following was on virtual console 5 at the end of the installation:
grub> root (hd0,0)
 Filesystem type is ext2fs, partition type 0x83
grub> install /boot/grub/stage1 d (hd0) /boot/grub/stage2 p (hd0,0)/boot/grub/grub.conf

Error 22: No such partition
Comment 1 Brandon Keepers 2006-02-08 11:09:25 EST
I forgot to include the grub-install error.  When I type "grub-install
/dev/mapper/isw_cjahcfchfe_Volume0", I get:

/dev/mapper/isw_cjahcfchfe_Volume0p1 does not have any corresponding BIOS drive.
Comment 2 Brandon Keepers 2006-02-11 08:47:35 EST
Is there any more information I could give to help move this along?
Comment 3 Peter Jones 2006-02-28 10:43:06 EST
Does this work for you now?  Some of the booty code that installs grub from the
installer has changed, and I've also written the grub-install support for this
since you filed this bug.
Comment 4 John Thacker 2006-05-05 16:51:30 EDT
Closing due to lack of response from reporter.

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