Bug 499194 - anaconda fails to install grub in KVM guest
anaconda fails to install grub in KVM guest
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Anaconda Maintenance Team
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Blocks: F11Blocker/F11FinalBlocker
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Reported: 2009-05-05 11:10 EDT by Mark McLoughlin
Modified: 2009-05-05 13:10 EDT (History)
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Description Mark McLoughlin 2009-05-05 11:10:43 EDT
Using 2009-05-04 rawhide

I've installed a 64 bit guest using virtio, a 32 bit guest using virtio and a 64 bit guest using IDE, and each time grub wasn't installed and boot failed after install

Looking at program.log:

Running... ['/sbin/grub', '--batch', '--no-floppy', '--device-map=/boot/grub/device.map']

    GNU GRUB  version 0.97  (640K lower / 3072K upper memory)

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grub> root (hd0,0)

Error 21: Selected disk does not exist
grub> install --stage2=/boot/grub/stage2 /grub/stage1 d (hd0) /grub/stage2 p (hd0,0)/grub/grub.conf

Error 12: Invalid device requested

/mnt/sysimage/boot/grub/device.map contains "(hd0) /dev/sda"

Interestingly, if I run:

  grub --device-map=/mnt/sysimage/boot/grub/device.map

if I run:

  chroot /mnt/sysimage grub --device-map=/boot/grub/device.map

then it doesn't work; looks like an empty /mnt/sysimage/dev is the problem?
Comment 1 Mark McLoughlin 2009-05-05 11:12:28 EDT
Ah, I see there's a newer anaconda in today's rawhide - I'll try again
Comment 2 Mark McLoughlin 2009-05-05 12:03:03 EDT
Okay, seems to be fixed in today's rawhide.
Comment 3 Denise Dumas 2009-05-05 13:10:03 EDT
Great, thanks for validating.

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