Bug 70844 - install generated invalid grub.conf
install generated invalid grub.conf
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
limbo
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael Fulbright
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2002-08-05 21:17 EDT by Jay Berkenbilt
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:45 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-08-05 21:17:48 EDT
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Description Jay Berkenbilt 2002-08-05 21:17:44 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
report.

I am otherwise able to boot fine by editing this line to change root=LABEL=/1 to
root=/dev/hda7.

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

limbo 7.3.93
grub-0.92.4

How Reproducible:

unknown

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.

Actual Results:

grub.conf generated the invalid root=LABEL=/1 kernel parameter.

Expected Results:

grub.conf should have had root=/dev/hda7 as an argument rather than root=LABEL=/1.
Comment 1 Jay Berkenbilt 2002-08-05 21:21:52 EDT
Oops -- sorry about this.  The booting problem I had was not related to this. 
This bug report is wrong.  Just ignore it.

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