Bug 225548 - bootrecord always written to MBR, when dmraid is installed
Summary: bootrecord always written to MBR, when dmraid is installed
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: grub
Version: 8
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Peter Jones
QA Contact:
Whiteboard: bzcl34nup
: 225549 225550 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-01-31 10:05 UTC by Winfrid Tschiedel
Modified: 2009-01-09 07:03 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-01-09 07:03:45 UTC
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Description Winfrid Tschiedel 2007-01-31 10:05:28 UTC
Description of problem:

Even if during installation write bootrecord to boot-section is selected,
an existing MBR is overwritten.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
fedora core6 installation dvd

How reproducible:
Always, same error was also seen on rhel 5.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install fedora core 6 on a system with SATA Raid.
2. Install a second fedora core 6 on the same system and select
   write bootrecord to bootsection.
3. reboot
Actual results:
   The second fedora installation will be bootet.

Expected results:

   Boot of the first fedora Installation.
    To get access to 2. installation, you should
    only insert 3 lines in /boot/grub/menu.lst of the 1. installation

title Fedora (2. Installation)
    root (hd0,x)
    chainloader +1 

Additional info:
    similar problems occur on openSUSE 10.2

Comment 1 Johan Kok 2007-02-04 15:33:28 UTC
*** Bug 225550 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 2 Johan Kok 2007-02-04 15:33:44 UTC
*** Bug 225549 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2008-04-04 06:02:12 UTC
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Comment 4 Winfrid Tschiedel 2008-04-04 06:55:26 UTC
Please change version to Fedora 8 - because the bug still exists
it is also in rhel-5 update 2 !

Unfortunately I could not test fedora 9 - 
because there is a bug in the installer.
Also unfortunately I cannot open for this an incident -
because I cannot save the traceback information !


Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2008-11-26 07:09:54 UTC
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Comment 6 Bug Zapper 2009-01-09 07:03:45 UTC
Fedora 8 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-01-07. Fedora 8 is 
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