Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 241750
Wrong boot partition after upgrade
Last modified: 2008-05-06 15:38:22 EDT
Description of problem:
Doing a system upgrade,
Putting a new disk in machine 1 for a sugnificant increase in storage.
moving a old disk to another machine 2 to to give storage update,
leaving content unmodified (including bootable status and grub)
On machine 2 grub installed onto hda which is master drive on IDE0, the moved
disk is slave drive on IDE0 so should be hdb, however, its contents are unmodified.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): grub fc5
Steps to Reproduce:
1. installed drive from machine 2 as slave on IDE0
2. boot system
system boots from moved drive not the original one
system should have booted from original drive as listin in grub.conf
Problem resolved after much content shuffling, booting with knoppix disk to
copy contents and a reformat of the second drive and reinstall of grub and
assertion of volume labels
# cat device.map
# this device map was generated by anaconda
# cat grub.conf
# grub.conf generated by anaconda
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
# NOTICE: You have a /boot partition. This means that
# all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg.
# root (hd0,0)
# kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/hda2
# initrd /initrd-version.img
title Fedora Core (2.6.20-1.2316.fc5smp)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.20-1.2316.fc5smp ro root=LABEL=/
title Fedora Core (2.6.20-1.2312.fc5smp)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.20-1.2312.fc5smp ro root=LABEL=/
More testing not possible.
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