Bug 504874 - Should say /dev/sda in 17.2.1. Reinstalling the Boot Loader
Should say /dev/sda in 17.2.1. Reinstalling the Boot Loader
Product: Fedora Documentation
Classification: Fedora
Component: install-guide (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: David Nalley
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Reported: 2009-06-09 16:44 EDT by Andre Robatino
Modified: 2009-06-17 19:53 EDT (History)
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Description Andre Robatino 2009-06-09 16:44:43 EDT
Description of problem:
In http://docs.fedoraproject.org/install-guide/f11/en-US/html/s1-rescuemode-boot.html it refers to /dev/hda, which should say /dev/sda instead.  I discovered this after reinstalling Windows and getting a "/dev/hda: Not found or not a block device." error.
Comment 1 Karsten Wade 2009-06-09 17:40:20 EDT
*** Bug 504875 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 2 eric@christensenplace.us 2009-06-10 18:29:07 EDT
Can any of these be closed?
Comment 3 Ruediger Landmann 2009-06-10 18:47:15 EDT
This isn't really a bug. The actual text reads: 

"Type /sbin/grub-install /dev/hda to reinstall the GRUB boot loader, where /dev/hda is the boot partition."

So, where /dev/hda is *not* the boot partition, you should change this to whatever is appropriate for your particular system. 

Having said that, /dev/hda is an unusual example now, and I'll change this for version 11.1 of the guide in the next few weeks.
Comment 4 Andre Robatino 2009-06-10 18:56:26 EDT
It's not good to give the boot partition argument a name that just happens to coincide with a particular common value of it, since people will take it to mean that the boot partition is, in fact, always /dev/hda.  Instead, it should say something like

"Type /sbin/grub-install bootpart to reinstall the GRUB boot loader, where bootpart is the boot partition (usually /dev/sda)."
Comment 5 Ruediger Landmann 2009-06-17 19:53:35 EDT
Updated along the lines you suggest. This will appear in the next release of the guide. Thanks!

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