Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 242576
When installing via network using usb key grub is not configured properly
Last modified: 2008-06-16 21:25:22 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):
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?)
reboot fails with boot sector out of range
booting from the USB key now boots the system properly.
device map lists
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.
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