Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 446475
Anaconda fails to install grub on dual boot sys with altered OS labels
Last modified: 2008-08-04 11:25:05 EDT
Description of problem:
An unhandled exception occured in anaconda when grub was about to be installed.
My system i a HP pavilion tx1000 and I was trying to create a dual boot system.
So I have a partition with Windows vista installed by manufacturer. This
partition /dev/sda1 was resized and Fedora 9 was installed on /dev/sda2 or sda3.
I changed the system labels from "Other" to Windows Vista" and "Fedora" to
"Fedora 9". Grub was set to install on /dev/sda.
A long error message was displayed but I was unable to save it. I had to redo
the installation from scratch.
The next time I did not try to resize the partitions with the anaconda installer
but did it in Windows. And I did not change the OS labels and then everything
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora 9 x86-64
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Fedora on dual boot system
2. change OS label from "Other" to anything
Unhandled exception and crash
Grub to be installed with two OSs with any labels
Please attach the complete exception message to this bug report so we can figure
out what went wrong and where. If you are unable to save it, please at least
attach a picture showing the first part of the exception (the traceback itself).
Reporter, could you please reply to the previous question? If you won't reply in
one month, I will have to close this bug as INSUFFICIENT_DATA. Thank you.