Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 70844
install generated invalid grub.conf
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:45:15 EDT
Note: I did a search for this and was astonished not to find any bugs reported
on anaconda in limbo. I hope I did the correct search.
Description of Problem:
I did a from-scratch install with root /dev/hda7. I have regular RedHat 7.3
also installed on this machine with root on /dev/hda2, and /dev/hda2 already has
the label /. /dev/hda7 was labelled /1 (which is fine). I told the installer
to install grub on /dev/hda7 (rather than /dev/hda) which it did correctly. The
/boot/grub/grub.conf that it generated contains this line:
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.18-7.80 ro hdd=ide-scsi root=LABEL=/1
which is wrong. The kernel doesn't like root=LABEL=/1. root=/dev/hda7 would
correct. Presumably this string came from the same source that was used for
generating /etc/fstab, but I should refrain from idle speculation in this bug
I am otherwise able to boot fine by editing this line to change root=LABEL=/1 to
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
I don't really know, but I described my configuration above: from scratch
install onto an unused partition with another partition on the system already
labelled as /, instruct grub (using advanced options in the installer) to
install grub on the root device instead of the master boot record.
grub.conf generated the invalid root=LABEL=/1 kernel parameter.
grub.conf should have had root=/dev/hda7 as an argument rather than root=LABEL=/1.
Oops -- sorry about this. The booting problem I had was not related to this.
This bug report is wrong. Just ignore it.