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Bug 64428 - grub-install error handling GRUB device name
grub-install error handling GRUB device name
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: grub (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
Glen Foster
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Reported: 2002-05-04 14:38 EDT by Gene Czarcinski
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:42 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-05-04 14:38:38 EDT
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Description Gene Czarcinski 2002-05-04 14:38:33 EDT
Description of Problem:
grub-install will work (MBR or partition) if the device is specified as
/dev/sda, /dev/sda1 (or for that matter /dev/hda1, /dev/hda) but not using GRUB
device hames such as (hdo) or (hd0,0).

The error indcate a "token" parsing error.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. grub-install (hd0,4)
2. grub-install /dev/hda5

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Expected Results:
same as that using /dev/hda5

Additional Information:
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2002-05-04 16:02:26 EDT
Welcome to bash.  You need to quote the (hd0) otherwise bash tries to interpret
the parentheses.
Comment 2 Gene Czarcinski 2002-05-04 16:46:23 EDT
OK, the info for grub clearly shows:

grub-install '(hd0)'

and I just missed that.

However, there is no mention of this on man page.  I am not going to reopen this
but I believe it would be a good idea to mention this on the man page for

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