Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 205338
Error Loading Operating System after 1st phase of installation
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:28:29 EST
LTC Owner is: firstname.lastname@example.org
LTC Originator is: email@example.com
The boot loader was not installed.
Machine type : x335
Cpu type : Xeon 2.80GHz (2)
Is this reproducible? Yes
Describe the steps: Install via attached USB hard disk
- boot with FC6 Test 2 CD1
- when prompted, enter: Linux askmethod
- select partition on attached USB hard disk
- choose custom layout when prompt for partitioning method (8G for /, 6G for
/home, 2G for swap)
- no password for boot loader
- select Office and Development packages
- reboot machine when prompted
- The server rebooted and the "Error Loading Operating System" appeared on
Additional information: I used the same setup to install IBM ThinkPad T41p. I
did not run into the boot loader problem on the T41p.
I worked around the problem as follows:
- boot linux rescue
- mount the installed root filesystem
- run grub-install
- reboot machine (now the grub is installed)
- continue the second phase of installation
-- Mike T.
Created attachment 135623 [details]
Created attachment 135624 [details]
Created attachment 135625 [details]
Another kernel bug filed against intltool, odd.
Is the T41p capable of booting from USB disk ? Is it set to do so in the BIOS ?
------- Additional Comments From firstname.lastname@example.org (prefers email at email@example.com) 2006-09-11 10:35 EDT -------
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> Is the T41p capable of booting from USB disk ? Is it set to do so in the BIOS ?
This is an xSeries (x335) machine.
ok, same question. Is it capable of booting from USB ? Is it set to do so in the
----- Additional Comments From firstname.lastname@example.org (prefers email at email@example.com) 2006-09-14 10:53 EDT -------
No, the machine is not set to boot from USB disk. I am sorry if the description
of problem was not clear.
The ISOs were on the USB disk and I was installing Fedora onto the first hard
disk (sda) on the machine.
----- Additional Comments From firstname.lastname@example.org (prefers email at email@example.com) 2006-09-18 19:24 EDT -------
Please let me know if you need additional information for this machine. I plan
to use the machine for other tests.
I'm wondering if this is a drive ordering issue.
Can you boot without the USB disk plugged in, and then plug it once the
installer has started. This will ensure that the usb drive gets to be sdc
instead of sda, which should make the installers life easier.
Let me know if that works.
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------- Additional Comments From firstname.lastname@example.org (prefers email at email@example.com) 2007-01-24 19:18 EDT -------
We have been unable to reproduce this issue, ok to close. Closing on IBM side.
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