Bug 448343 - grub setup command passes incorrect location for grub.conf
Summary: grub setup command passes incorrect location for grub.conf
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: grub
Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Peter Jones
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-05-26 04:38 UTC by Walter Neumann
Modified: 2009-07-14 16:09 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-07-14 16:09:50 UTC

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Description Walter Neumann 2008-05-26 04:38:36 UTC
Description of problem: grub setup command passes incorrect location for grub.conf

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. in grub run "setup (hd0)"
Actual results:
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. 

Expected results:

Additional info:

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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Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2009-07-14 16:09:50 UTC
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