Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 207008
grub was not properly installed
Last modified: 2008-05-06 12:22:05 EDT
Description of problem:
grub did not install to /dev/sda when installing FC 6 test 3 (over http) but it
didn't give me an error message during the fedora install. I only found out
when I rebooted and it went into Windows instead of giving me a grub menu.
I'm using a new Dell precision 690 workstation with two hard drives. I'm
keeping windows on the first and putting linux on the second.
I made a grub floppy using knoppix (which I think results in grub 0.97) and
tried to install grub to /dev/sda after booting from that floppy, and it gave me
an error message:
Error 7: Cannot mount selected partition
so I assume this is a grub problem.
After booting with the grub floppy, I was able to load the configuration file
and boot from the resulting menu okay, so that part of the installation of grub
I had similiar problems with FC6T2 and FC6T3, but I have an oddball setup:
/boot is /dev/hdc1
/ is /dev/hda2
/dev/hda1, 99 MB, is unused
There is no /dev/hdb
For Test2, I think there was just a "GRUB" showing at the top of my screen after
I booted. I had to boot from a CD in order to get GRUB set up correctly.
With Test3, I got the grub prompt, so I was able to
to work around the problem.
On this system, I use a hard disk installation from /dev/hdc7.
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.
[This is a bulk message for all open FC5/FC6 test release bugs. I'm adding
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