Bug 440219 - [Fedora 9 beta - text based installation] Unable to install Grub into MBR onto selected HDD in text-mode installation.
[Fedora 9 beta - text based installation] Unable to install Grub into MBR ont...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Reported: 2008-04-02 08:08 EDT by Kirill Shendrikowski
Modified: 2008-04-02 12:20 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-04-02 12:20:42 EDT
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Description Kirill Shendrikowski 2008-04-02 08:08:25 EDT
I have a SATA controller which isn't detected by motherboard bios, so it could 
be accessed via driver only.

I planned to use 2nd PATA HDD for /boot patition.

When installation point came to GRUB setup disk enumeration started from SATA 
HDD and GRUB should be placed on it's MBR, but this configuration can't boot.

After switching to graphical installation i've noticed that there is an option 
to change BIOS order there and place GRUB on selected MBR.

I suppose text-based installation lacks some important functionality.
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2008-04-02 12:20:42 EDT
There's lots of functionality not supported by text mode.  Text-mode should
really only be used as a fallback if graphical doesn't work for some reason

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