Bug 494583 - Grub not properly installed by Anaconda [NEEDINFO]
Grub not properly installed by Anaconda
Status: CLOSED INSUFFICIENT_DATA
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Reported: 2009-04-07 10:36 EDT by Ivan
Modified: 2009-04-09 07:36 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-04-09 07:36:18 EDT
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Description Ivan 2009-04-07 10:36:26 EDT
Description of problem:
Anaconda didn't install grub correctly.
I had to enter grub console (previously installed Ubuntu's grub) and boot manually:

> grub (hd0, 4)
> kernel /boot/vmlinuz[tab] root=0804
> initrd /boot/init[tab]
> boot

I managed to boot successfully (I'm running this precise Fedora 11 beta box right now).

The Fedora's /boot/ was barely created. No grub.conf and no grub/*.

At the installation process, Anaconda reported it was unable to mount /dev/sda4 as /, after copying the Fedora Image (sorry, I can't remember the name correctly) to the disk.

I was booting from a USB pen drive created using UNetBootin from Ubuntu.
The ISO image sha1sum matches, the installation disk was not corrupted.

I should've saved the Anaconda's python log, but I unfortunately I didn't.

I'm also wondering if there's a way to (re-)install Grub, in a automated way (kinda like Anaconda does).

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora 11 Beta
Comment 1 Joel Andres Granados 2009-04-09 07:36:18 EDT
(In reply to comment #0)
> Description of problem:
> Anaconda didn't install grub correctly.

What version of anaconda did you use?

> I had to enter grub console (previously installed Ubuntu's grub) and boot
> manually:
> 
> > grub (hd0, 4)
> > kernel /boot/vmlinuz[tab] root=0804
> > initrd /boot/init[tab]
> > boot
> 
> I managed to boot successfully (I'm running this precise Fedora 11 beta box
> right now).
> 
> The Fedora's /boot/ was barely created. No grub.conf and no grub/*.
> 
> At the installation process, Anaconda reported it was unable to mount /dev/sda4
> as /, after copying the Fedora Image (sorry, I can't remember the name
> correctly) to the disk.

With no traceback we don't have much to go on here.

> 
> I was booting from a USB pen drive created using UNetBootin from Ubuntu.
> The ISO image sha1sum matches, the installation disk was not corrupted.
> 
> I should've saved the Anaconda's python log, but I unfortunately I didn't.
> 
> I'm also wondering if there's a way to (re-)install Grub, in a automated way
> (kinda like Anaconda does).

Try firstaidkit. (the grub plugin)

> 
> Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
> Fedora 11 Beta  

If you see this issue again, pls reopen this bug and attach the installation logs.

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