Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 473160
Installer replaced MBR with unconfigured grub
Last modified: 2009-05-18 11:35:25 EDT
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Installed Fedora 10 on IBM T40 laptop using custom configuration. /boot on /dev/sda2, root (/) on existing LVM drive. Specified NOT to install a boot loader. At end of installation, MBR contained an unconfigured grub which prohibited booting the machine.
Problem fixed by restoring the original (pre Fedora 10) MBR. Existing grub.conf at /boot/grub (sda2) modified to include new Fedora 10 installation which booted ok.
Reproducible: Didn't try
Steps to Reproduce:
Please attach /var/log/anaconda.log and /var/log/anaconda.syslog to this bug report. Thanks.
Logs presently unavailable. I'll have to repeat the install to recreate them. It will be 5-7 days until I can do this.
If you're able to reproduce this bug with F11, please reopen with the log files and we'll be able to work on debugging this one. Major amounts of work have happened regarding partitioning and bootloader installation, so it's probably this bug is fixed. Thanks.