Bug 70380 - bootloader --location=partition is ignored in kickstart file
bootloader --location=partition is ignored in kickstart file
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
Mike McLean
: 71700 (view as bug list)
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Blocks: 67217 79578
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Reported: 2002-07-31 18:12 EDT by Alexandre Oliva
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:45 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-01-22 21:40:58 EST
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Description Alexandre Oliva 2002-07-31 18:12:37 EDT
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Description of problem:
A kickstart file containing the following line:

bootloader --location=partition --append "ide0=ata66 ide1=ata66" --md5pass=<omitted>

installs grub in the MBR of the boot disk.  Oops.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Create a complete kickstart file (i.e., one that doesn't require any
interaction) containing --location=partition for the boot loader.
2.Install with it.
3.Restart the system and hope the original install, that should have been
preserved, still works.

Actual Results:  The preserved partitions are all there, but the boot record was
replaced, and it did NOT install the boot sector in the beginning of the /boot
partition.  Oops.

Expected Results:  It should do as it was told.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2002-08-02 04:23:02 EDT
Fixed in CVS
Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2002-08-16 17:49:02 EDT
*** Bug 71700 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 3 Mike McLean 2003-01-22 14:36:09 EST
see also bug#64342
Comment 4 Mike McLean 2003-01-22 21:40:58 EST
'bootloader --location=partition' confimed to work with Phoebe-beta4. closing out.

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