Bug 242576 - When installing via network using usb key grub is not configured properly
When installing via network using usb key grub is not configured properly
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: booty (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Peter Jones
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-06-04 17:13 EDT by Alastair Neil
Modified: 2008-06-16 21:25 EDT (History)
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Description Alastair Neil 2007-06-04 17:13:23 EDT
Description of problem:
Boot from a usb key and perform network install
Install Fedora 7
reboot fails as which boot sector out of range 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Tried twice on two different Dell systems same result

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Tell anaconda to ignore the loopback file system on the usb key (twice! why?)
2. Un-check the sdb drive in the disk target selection page
3. Specifically select the internal disk as the desired boot disk (usb key still
listed as default even though it's been unchecked why?)
4. Install
5. Reboot

Actual results:
reboot fails with boot sector out of range

Expected results:
Fedora niceness

Additional info:
booting from the USB key now boots the system properly.
device map lists 

(hd1) /dev/sda
(hd0) /dev/sdb

references (hd1,0) for the boot partition.

I suspect that this drive ordering is being changed by the BIOS so that the
internal drive is only hd1 when booting from the usb thumbdrive.

changing the hd1 to hd0 in device.map and grub.conf and running grub-install
/dev/sda fixes the issue.
Comment 1 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 08:48:40 EDT
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Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2008-06-16 21:25:20 EDT
Fedora 7 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on June 13, 2008. 
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