Bug 597542 - installation of grub using preupgrade not as currently installed
Summary: installation of grub using preupgrade not as currently installed
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: preupgrade   
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Version: 13
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Richard Hughes
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2010-05-29 13:20 UTC by Gary Miller
Modified: 2011-06-27 17:00 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2011-06-27 17:00:08 UTC
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Description Gary Miller 2010-05-29 13:20:42 UTC
Description of problem:
When doing preupgrade on a system with grub installed at the beginning of the partition (for multiple OS style booting) the preupgrade process does not duplicate the current configuration.  The partition table is modified in such a way that the system will not find a boot device.

Did a FC12 - FC13 update.

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

How reproducible:
I would guess that preupdating from FC12 to FC13 on a system with grub installed  at the root of the partition would reproduce the issue.  I fixed it with a rescue boot, chroot /mnt/sysimage , grub-install /dev/sda3

intel Mac Book Pro (silver keyboard)
Set to boot with rEFIt (OSx, Fedora, Windows XP)

Steps to Reproduce:
1. fc12 with grub at /dev/sda3, system boot using rEFIt
2. use preupgrade to update system
3. wait for reboot ... message "No bootable devices" when booting Linux from rEFIt, Had to use rEFIt to fix partition after reboot prior to boot selection.
Actual results:
hang or no boot device message

Expected results:
system boot

Additional info:

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