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
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.
The second fedora installation will be bootet.
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)
similar problems occur on openSUSE 10.2
*** Bug 225550 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 225549 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
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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 !
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