Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 184599
anaconda creates incomplete grub device.map
Last modified: 2008-03-10 21:19:32 EDT
Description of problem:
I have tried a couple of times to install FC5test3 on my second hard drive
(/dev/hdb). In both cases, the installer runs perfectly normally and installs
everything properly, but when I then reboot the system, I'm presented with a
broken grub installation.
I believe this is because anaconda appears to be creating a
/boot/grub/device.map file which is missing /dev/hdb. Grub therefore fails to
install properly because it cannot find a BIOS map for the drive on which the
new FC5 system has been installed.
If I boot in rescue mode and run 'grub-install /dev/hda', it complains about the
missing info for hdb. If I run 'grub-install --recheck /dev/hda' it
re-generates the device.map file correctly (including hdb) and is able to
install just fine.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install FC5 on /dev/hdb
Grub is not installed
Created attachment 125924 [details]
device.map created by anaconda
Created attachment 125925 [details]
device.map created by grub
This is a regression. I understand that only Red Hat can change Issue Tracker
descriptions. Red Hat, please annotate this bug and its associated Issue Tracker
Which Issue Tracker #?
I think this is fixed in RHEL5, but I am not sure if the fix made it in rawhide?
Fedora Core 5 and Fedora Core 6 are, as we're sure you've noticed, no longer
test releases. We're cleaning up the bug database and making sure important bug
reports filed against these test releases don't get lost. It would be helpful if
you could test this issue with a released version of Fedora or with the latest
development / test release. Thanks for your help and for your patience.
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is either no longer present in the current Fedora release, or
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Setting status to "INSUFFICIENT_DATA". If you still
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