Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 212863
MBR installed incorrectly on upgrade
Last modified: 2008-04-04 10:58:20 EDT
Description of problem:upgrade installs grub on wrong MBR
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):0.97-13
Steps to Reproduce:
Actual results: grub installed on MBR A
Expected results:grub installed on MBR C
Additional info: System has 4 disks. SCSI A and B, SATA C and D. FC5 install
shows disks in order ABCD, re-ordered to CDAB with MBR on C. FC6 upgrade was
perfect, except on reboot grub could not find conf file - presumably it was on
A. Suggest that upgrade state where MBR will be installed, and allow re-ordering
of dirves (or just selection) as with install.
What is in /boot/grub/device.map and /var/log/anaconda*?
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FWIW, as this is _after_ install, after the failed upgrade.
Why did I trash the upgrade? One of the partitions on the second SATA drive
(which would be D in the above example) would not mount -- mount claimed that
the drive was busy, if I recall correctly. There were also complaints about
that filesystem during boot. after the install, no problems were reported.
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Not reproducable in F8