Bug 647946 - After UEFI install, system-config-boot cannot find grub.conf
After UEFI install, system-config-boot cannot find grub.conf
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: system-config-boot (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Harald Hoyer
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Depends On: 739483
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Reported: 2010-10-29 18:38 EDT by Finnbarr P. Murphy
Modified: 2013-02-13 21:40 EST (History)
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Description Finnbarr P. Murphy 2010-10-29 18:38:14 EDT
Description of problem:
After an UEFI install of Fedora 14, system-config-oot reports "Error reading /boot/grub/grub.conf

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. UEFI install Fedora 14
2. Select System/Administration/Bootloader
Actual results:
Cannot find grub.conf

Expected results:
system-config-boot should edit /boot/efi/EFI/redhat/grub.conf.

Additional info:
No /boot/grub/grub.conf exists after UEFI-install
Comment 1 Matthew Garrett 2011-09-16 13:31:20 EDT
Still a problem in F16. In fact arguably even more of a problem in F16, because the only systems with grub will be EFI. system-config-boot doesn't appear to handle grub2.
Comment 2 Harald Hoyer 2011-09-19 04:45:51 EDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 734709 ***
Comment 3 Matthew Garrett 2011-09-19 07:41:12 EDT
Not a duplicate. 734709 is "system-config-boot needs to support grub2", this is "system-config-boot doesn't support grub on UEFI installs".
Comment 4 Harald Hoyer 2011-09-19 09:42:15 EDT
well, if s-c-boot would use a "libgrubby" (bug 739483), then this feature would be automatically gained...
Comment 5 Matthew Garrett 2011-09-19 09:52:41 EDT
Right, but the current issue is that in some situations it opens /etc/grub.conf (which would work) and in other situations it opens /boot/grub/grub.conf (which won't). It seems possible to fix this without a complete rearchitecture.
Comment 6 Mads Kiilerich 2011-10-01 13:29:45 EDT
It was my understanding that /etc/grub.conf should point to the right configuration file. Is there more to it than that, or why is a major change needed?
Comment 7 Fedora End Of Life 2013-02-13 21:40:40 EST
Fedora 16 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2013-02-12. Fedora 16 is 
no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further 
security or bug fix updates. As a result we are closing this bug.

If you can reproduce this bug against a currently maintained version of 
Fedora please feel free to reopen this bug against that version.

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