Bug 445148 - Chainloader can't boot partition with 256 byte inodes.
Summary: Chainloader can't boot partition with 256 byte inodes.
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: grub
Version: 9
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Peter Jones
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-05-04 19:46 UTC by charles harris
Modified: 2019-10-26 17:38 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-07-14 16:09:33 UTC
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Description charles harris 2008-05-04 19:46:26 UTC
Description of problem:

After replacing the old grub on the mbr with the patched version in f9 preview I
am able to directly boot f9, but I can't use the chainloader to boot grub on the
f9 partition.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

The patched and unpatched grub have the same versions. This is also a bug, IMHO.

How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install f9 on partition
2. Install boot loader on same partition
3. Try to boot from MBR using chainloader
Actual results:
Non executable code.

Expected results:
It boots.
Additional info:

Comment 1 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 10:38:06 UTC
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:

Comment 2 Eric Sandeen 2009-05-04 19:05:47 UTC
Is this still a problelm w/ recent grub?


Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2009-06-10 00:36:44 UTC
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Comment 4 Eric Sandeen 2009-06-10 01:58:04 UTC
Charles, do you know if this is still a problem?

Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2009-07-14 16:09:33 UTC
Fedora 9 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-07-10. Fedora 9 is 
no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further 
security or bug fix updates. As a result we are closing this bug.

If you can reproduce this bug against a currently maintained version of 
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Thank you for reporting this bug and we are sorry it could not be fixed.

Comment 6 charles harris 2019-10-26 17:38:51 UTC
I have no idea if this is fixed, it is very old and the hardware is long gone.

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