Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 640943
Fedora 13 could not detect existing OS (Linux)
Last modified: 2011-03-02 19:20:36 EST
Description of problem:
I wanted to dual-boot; so, i tried to install Fedora 13 on my PC. I chose the shrink option during the installation, having had Ubuntu 10.10 use the entire disk. Anaconda shrank the drive but could not detect the existing Ubuntu OS.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Try an install Fedora 13 on a PC already running Ubuntu and has no free partition. Choose the shrink option during the installation
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Get a PC running Ubuntu and has no free partition/space
2. Choose the shrink option when installing Fedora
3. Restart the machine after installation
You would not be able to load Ubuntu again. The bootloader do not give option to choose either Fedora or Ubuntu. The PC would only load Fedora 13.
The bootloader (grub/2) should list the two OSs to choose one from.
Some more details:
/dev/sda1 - Ubuntu install (partition set to bootable)
/dev/sda2 - Fedora /boot (500MB)
/dev/sda3 - Fedora PV containing LVs for /home and /
grub was somehow created without a grub.conf file, which I recreated with grub and some magic.
It correctly discovered the fedora install but did not inform of the bpoot flag on sda1 and seemingly completely ignored it.
Could you attach:
* install logs from /var/log/anaconda*
What version of Ubuntu?
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 580176 ***