Bug 479760 - [PATCH] add support for virtio_blk devices to grub-install
Summary: [PATCH] add support for virtio_blk devices to grub-install
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: grub
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Peter Jones
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
Blocks: F11VirtTarget
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2009-01-12 21:50 UTC by Nate Clark
Modified: 2009-04-30 16:30 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
: 498388 (view as bug list)
Last Closed: 2009-04-30 16:30:21 UTC
Type: ---

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Patch to allow grub-install to work on virtio_blk devices. (952 bytes, patch)
2009-01-12 21:50 UTC, Nate Clark
no flags Details | Diff

Description Nate Clark 2009-01-12 21:50:23 UTC
Created attachment 328792 [details]
Patch to allow grub-install to work on virtio_blk devices.

Description of problem:
grub-install does not support installing on virtio_blk devices. When attempted it prints the error message "/dev/vda1 does not have any corresponding BIOS drive."

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install FC10 in vm that supports virtio_blk devices
2. Install /boot on a virtio_blk device
3. execute $ grub-install /dev/vda1
Actual results:
Error message displayed:
/dev/vda1 does not have any corresponding BIOS drive

Expected results:
Grub installs on virtio_blk device

Additional info:
Attached is a patch that worked for me to fix the issue.

Comment 1 lexual 2009-03-01 09:43:12 UTC
*** Bug 484986 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 2 Mark McLoughlin 2009-03-20 16:29:11 UTC
pjones: does Nate's patch look reasonable?

Comment 3 Jan ONDREJ 2009-04-29 11:26:41 UTC
I have similar problems with Fedora 11-Preview. 11-Beta works but after installing 11-Preview in same virtual machine, GRUB is not installed. More information on fedora-virt mailinglist.


Is this a separate bug?

Comment 4 Peter Jones 2009-04-29 21:28:22 UTC
This looks fine, it's in -50 .

Comment 5 Mark McLoughlin 2009-04-30 07:21:49 UTC
tag request: https://fedorahosted.org/rel-eng/ticket/1692

* Wed Apr 29 2009 Peter Jones <pjones> - 0.97-50
- Handle virtio_blk disks and their crazy new device name in grub-install

Comment 6 Mark McLoughlin 2009-04-30 08:52:36 UTC
Just tested, -50 seems to work fine

Comment 7 Mark McLoughlin 2009-04-30 16:30:21 UTC
Tagged now, closing

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