Bug 69109 - Limbo install: selecting grub results in unbootable system
Limbo install: selecting grub results in unbootable system
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
Brock Organ
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Blocks: 67217
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Reported: 2002-07-17 17:14 EDT by Peter Bieringer
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:44 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-07-19 02:28:47 EDT
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Description Peter Bieringer 2002-07-17 17:14:30 EDT
Description of problem:
After installing Limbo (selected grub as bootmanager) the system cannot boot

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Didn't try

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Previous RHL 7.2 was overwritten by repartitioning, but LiLo still resists in
2. Installing Limbo, selec grub as bootmanager and select /dev/hda for
3. Reboot

Actual Results:  "LI", means grub hasn't installed itself in MBR

Expected Results:  Booting

Additional info:

Solved by booting Limbo in rescue mode from floppy again and
# chroot /mnt/sysimage
# /sbin/grub-install /dev/hda

Afterwards Limbo boots without any problem.

Perhaps anaconda misses the grub-install
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2002-07-18 23:24:33 EDT
Was this a text mode install?
Comment 2 Peter Bieringer 2002-07-19 02:08:54 EDT
Yes, "expert text", my preferred installation mode for servers.
Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2002-07-19 02:28:43 EDT
Okay, this should be fixed in CVS
Comment 4 David Lawrence 2002-09-05 16:54:31 EDT
verified fixed in latest trees.

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