Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 432226
GRUB boot loader will be installed on /dev/sda. despite eariler choice of /dev/sdb
Last modified: 2008-04-01 17:19:39 EDT
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Description of problem:
Despite selecting /dev/sdb as the device to install the boot loader in the first screen which asks for install partition info, once get past formatted the filesystems, the installer indicates "The GRUB boot loader will be installed on /dev/sda.".
While /dev/sda is my first hard drive, I've setup the BIOS to boot from my USB drive, which is /dev/sdb. The installer at this step is ignoring my choice from either in the installer.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Have IDE harddrive as /dev/sda
2. Have USB drive as /dev/sdb
3. Run installer, choose the /dev/sdb device for installing the bootloader and for installation filesystems.
When get to the "The GRUB boot loader will be installed" screen, observe it indicating /dev/sda
It should indicate /dev/sdb (or whatever you actually chose)
Is Grub actually installed to /dev/sda or /dev/sdb as you chose? Could this
just be a bad message? I just did an install here where I asked anaconda to
install the boot loader to the external USB disk, which wasn't sda then and
things went as planned. Unless you can reproduce with recent rawhide and show
in fact that the boot loader was installed to the wrong device I'm going to
close this as WORKSFORME.