Bug 662028 - Missing grub-install package on LiveCD
Summary: Missing grub-install package on LiveCD
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: LiveCD
Version: 13
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Matthias Clasen
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Reported: 2010-12-10 11:27 UTC by Jeremy Whiting
Modified: 2013-01-10 06:22 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2011-06-28 10:03:49 UTC
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Description Jeremy Whiting 2010-12-10 11:27:56 UTC
Description of problem:
 I needed to re-install grub on the boot partition of my machine. Using the FC13 documentation I attempted to use the LiveCD for FC13 to complete the task but found the package is not included in the LiveCD.
 The documentation to complete this task has instructions.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora Core 13 LiveCD.

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run the LiveCD
2. Select the option in Anaconda for "Recover installed system"
3. Choose the option to drop into shell.
4. At the shell prompt type in 'grub-install'

Actual results:
bash: grub-install: command not found

Expected results:
The regular Usage information with command flags etc for grub-install.

Additional info:
So in my case, I had completed an upgrade from FC12 to 13. At the end of the upgrade then re-installed the grub boot loader. On the next system start the boot loader failed to go through the normal stages to load the system. This meant using a FC 13 recovery CD to re-install the grub boot loader again.

 The following workaround is for users that have a file system with FC 13 installed.
 The steps are
* complete the steps above, 1 to 3
* mount the file system, (eg /mnt/jrw )
* create symbolic links to the package on the file system where it should be
  # cd /sbin 
  # ln -s /mnt/jrw/sbin/grub-install grub-install

 The package is available can be called by the system.

Comment 1 Jeremy Whiting 2010-12-10 11:34:11 UTC
 The grub package is also missing on the FC13 recovery disk. So even though the workaround will allow the system to call grub-install it fails to complete.

Adding another symbolic link solves the missing grub package.

# ln -s /mnt/jrw/sbin/grub-install grub

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