Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 63771
Boot loader attempts to install boot loader to USB floppy (/dev/sda)
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:42:08 EDT
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Description of problem:
Both lilo and grub attempt to install the boot loader to /dev/sda (usb floppy)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
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.
This problem exists in RH72 as well.
Jeremy we probably need code to avoid suggesting a block device that is
removable as the location of the MBR.
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.
Modified in CVS so that removable devices can't be the "MBR" unless you're using
Time tracking values updated