Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 212713
Grub is installed during DVD installation despite user has denied
Last modified: 2008-05-06 12:35:38 EDT
Description of problem:
I used the FC6 i386 DVD to install on a laptop with other OS (Debian unstable
and Windows XP) and grub already installed, and during installation anacoda has
a screen asking me if (and where) I want to install a bootloader. I chose
"don't install a bootloader", intended to hand-edit my existing grub to boot
Fedora. However grub package got installed anyway, and grub bootloader got
installed in the MBR of the harddrive, overwriting my existent grub.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
(I don't know the anacoda version number, and I suppose the grub version
number doesn't matter.)
No idea. Didn't do a second install to try to reproduce.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Do an ordinary install with i386 DVD on a computer with grub already installed.
2. Choose "don't install a bootloader" when asked (keep the gray "install
bootloader on hd0" option unchanged).
3. Finish installation.
Fedora installs its own grub on hard drive, overwriting existent one.
Fedora doesn't touch the existent grub, maybe even not installing grub package
None yet. But feel free to ask more.
Can you provide the /var/log/anaconda* ?
Created attachment 139822 [details]
Created attachment 139823 [details]
Created attachment 139824 [details]
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