Bug 63771 - Boot loader attempts to install boot loader to USB floppy (/dev/sda)
Boot loader attempts to install boot loader to USB floppy (/dev/sda)
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2002-04-18 12:56 EDT by Richard Black
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:42 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-03-18 18:00:34 EST
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Description Richard Black 2002-04-18 12:56:54 EDT
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Description of problem:
Both lilo and grub attempt to install the boot loader to /dev/sda (usb floppy) 
vs. /dev/cciss/c0d0.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Use USB floppy to boot installer (bootnet.img) rh73-beta4
2. kernel loads and detects USB floppy
3. install completes normally

Actual Results:  Boot loader (both lilo and grub) attempts to install boot 
loader to /dev/sda which is the USB floppy (floppy is write protected).  System 
does not boot because there is no boot loader.

Expected Results:  Boot loader should have been installed to /dev/cciss/c0d0.

Additional info:

This problem exists in RH72 as well.
Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2002-04-24 12:48:28 EDT
Jeremy we probably need code to avoid suggesting a block device that is
removable as the location of the MBR.
Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2002-04-24 13:03:28 EDT
Booting with 'linux nousbstorage' should already work for both Hampton and
Pensacola and the 7.2 anaconda update disk by not loading the usb-storage
module, so that's at least a work-around for now.
Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2002-05-06 20:15:15 EDT
Modified in CVS so that removable devices can't be the "MBR" unless you're using
expert mode
Comment 4 Michael Fulbright 2002-12-20 12:38:25 EST
Time tracking values updated

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