Bug 388231 - Boot loader installer can't find kernel but kernel-PAE installed.
Summary: Boot loader installer can't find kernel but kernel-PAE installed.
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: 8
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Anaconda Maintenance Team
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
: 431661 440003 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-11-17 10:48 UTC by Michal Madowski
Modified: 2008-06-21 20:15 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2008-06-21 20:15:17 UTC

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Description Michal Madowski 2007-11-17 10:48:25 UTC
Description of problem:
Bootloader installer show error "No kernel packages were installed on your
system. Your boot loader configuration will not be changed"

After rescue boot i can see there is kernel-pae installed.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora 8 i386 DVD

How reproducible:
Every default Fedora 8 i386 DVD installation.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot Fedora 8 i386 DVD
2. Choose default setting (no packages customization).
Actual results:
No boot loader installed. Can't boot to system.

Expected results:
Boot loader screen after installation. 

Additional info:
Dell Latitude D830 with 4GB of RAM and PAE.

Workaround: During installation choose kernel-xen in Virtualization package group.

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2007-11-19 15:45:56 UTC
Fixed in git and we'll include this fix in the updates.img that we're intending
to put up this week.  Thanks for the report!

Comment 2 Duncan Innes 2007-11-22 08:54:17 UTC
I would add another fix - reduce the memory in your system at install time.  I 
have a 6Gb dual Xeon system and scratched my head on this for the last 2 
weeks.  Finally saw the PAE kernel had been installed, so tried to install with 
2Gb RAM.  That worked a dream.

On first boot I installed the PAE kernel and made it default.  On first reboot 
after that I re-installed RAM.

Bit of a pain, but got there in the end.

Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2008-02-08 22:38:30 UTC
*** Bug 431661 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 4 Jeremy Katz 2008-04-01 13:56:31 UTC
*** Bug 440003 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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