Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 504874
Should say /dev/sda in 17.2.1. Reinstalling the Boot Loader
Last modified: 2009-06-17 19:53:35 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.
*** Bug 504875 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Can any of these be closed?
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.
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)."
Updated along the lines you suggest. This will appear in the next release of the guide. Thanks!