Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 448343
grub setup command passes incorrect location for grub.conf
Last modified: 2009-07-14 12:09:50 EDT
Description of problem: grub setup command passes incorrect location for grub.conf
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. in grub run "setup (hd0)"
After doing the above (to restore a damaged MBR) reboot would stop at the grub>
It turns out that "setup (hdo)" calls the command
"install /boot/grub/stage1 d (hd0) (hd0)1+22 p (hd0,0)/boot/grub/stage 2
and the last entry should be /grub/grub.conf for this to work, not
Rerunning "install" directly with the correct parameters fixes the problem.
The command-line program "grub-install" has the same problem, since it simply
calls grub and runs "setup" in grub.
It may or may not be relevant that I had run the command
"grub-install --root-directory=/boot /dev/sda" (with no success) before doing
the install directly within grub.
This was reported for grub 0.91 in
(which is how I solved my problem).
Note that from within grub the command "find /boot/grub/xxx" works if xxx is any
file in /boot/grub OTHER than grub.conf but for some reason grub only finds
grub.conf as /grub/grub.conf, not as /boot/grub/grub.conf. This is probably the
real core of the bug.
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