Bug 366171 - cannot boot after install with two hard drives
cannot boot after install with two hard drives
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-11-04 16:34 EST by Larry Dillon
Modified: 2008-08-06 16:24 EDT (History)
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Description Larry Dillon 2007-11-04 16:34:05 EST
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Description of problem:
Given an IDE drive (used to be /dev/hda now shows up as /dev/sdb) and a SATA drive (/dev/sda)
The idea is to have the IDE drive be ( / /boot & swap )and the sata drive be /home
Do custom partitioning as laid out above.
Installer seems to progress fine.
Upon reboot, Grub cannot find partition

I thing the installer is confused and thing it should be booting /dev/sda

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. install OS to IDE drive
2. reboot
3. system hangs at grub prompt

Actual Results:
hands at boot prompt

Expected Results:
Should boot Linux

Additional info:
F8 RC3

Filesystem volume name:   /12

I tried this three times before I successfully installed to the IDE drive with the sata drive removed.

I tried editing to boot line in grub to manually point to /dev/sdb2 instead of root=LABEL=/12

I tried resetting the disk labels with tune2fs -L

I tried the "advanced options" in the installer, specifying that the boot loader be installed to the fist block of the super block (or what ever they call it)

The BIOS has no problem knowing what disk it's supposed to boot.
Comment 1 Larry Dillon 2007-11-04 16:36:32 EST
I also tried manually deleting all of the partitions so the disks would be free
of partitions that might be confusing the installer.
Comment 2 Larry Dillon 2007-11-08 20:40:15 EST
The final release version of Fedora 8 has a "Which drive do you want to boot
from" selector.  I do not recall this option when installing from the live CD,
though I am using a different disk set up (two sata versus one sata and one
ata).  If the option was there and I missed it, my bad.
Comment 3 Andy Lindeberg 2008-06-03 16:07:51 EDT
Have you been able to reproduce this error in either F8 or F9?

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