Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 388231
Boot loader installer can't find kernel but kernel-PAE installed.
Last modified: 2008-06-21 16:15:17 EDT
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
Every default Fedora 8 i386 DVD installation.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot Fedora 8 i386 DVD
2. Choose default setting (no packages customization).
No boot loader installed. Can't boot to system.
Boot loader screen after installation.
Dell Latitude D830 with 4GB of RAM and PAE.
Workaround: During installation choose kernel-xen in Virtualization package group.
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!
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.
*** Bug 431661 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 440003 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***