Bug 730960 - "Bootloader" option in kickstart doesn't work
Summary: "Bootloader" option in kickstart doesn't work
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 727679
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: 16
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Anaconda Maintenance Team
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
Blocks: F16Beta, F16BetaBlocker
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2011-08-16 11:46 UTC by Kamil Páral
Modified: 2011-08-16 14:23 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2011-08-16 14:23:52 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
bug demonstration (38.93 KB, image/png)
2011-08-16 11:46 UTC, Kamil Páral
no flags Details
kickstart used (1.05 KB, text/plain)
2011-08-16 11:46 UTC, Kamil Páral
no flags Details
Kickstart with bootloader that worked (1.39 KB, application/octet-stream)
2011-08-16 12:31 UTC, Robert Lightfoot
no flags Details
anaconda.log (15.25 KB, text/plain)
2011-08-16 12:56 UTC, Kamil Páral
no flags Details
program.log (21.82 KB, text/plain)
2011-08-16 12:56 UTC, Kamil Páral
no flags Details
syslog (65.59 KB, text/plain)
2011-08-16 12:56 UTC, Kamil Páral
no flags Details
storage.log (78.22 KB, text/plain)
2011-08-16 12:57 UTC, Kamil Páral
no flags Details

Description Kamil Páral 2011-08-16 11:46:33 UTC
Created attachment 518470 [details]
bug demonstration

Description of problem:
I've tried to install F16 Alpha RC4 using kickstart. I have tried these commands in my kickstart file:



bootloader --location=mbr

Both options causes anaconda to say "There was an error installing the bootloader." See screenshot.

I believe this is caused by the transitions to GPT.

But the documentation doesn't state any other way how to specify the bootloeader location:

The system fails to boot after installation.

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

How reproducible:
Actual results:
installation is not possible

Expected results:
1. "bootloader" option has reasonable default location that works
2. other locations are documented

Additional info:
My kickstart appended.

Comment 1 Kamil Páral 2011-08-16 11:46:59 UTC
Created attachment 518471 [details]
kickstart used

Comment 2 Kamil Páral 2011-08-16 11:47:37 UTC
Setting as F16 Beta blocker:

The installer must be able to use all kickstart delivery methods

Comment 3 David Lehman 2011-08-16 11:57:46 UTC
Any time you report a bug against anaconda it is helpful to include the following logs from the shell on tty2:


It is strongly preferred that you attach each file separately as plain text.

Comment 4 Robert Lightfoot 2011-08-16 12:31:41 UTC
Created attachment 518476 [details]
Kickstart with bootloader that worked

I did this same test without this bug.  My ks is different and provided for reference.

Comment 5 Kamil Páral 2011-08-16 12:56:28 UTC
Created attachment 518478 [details]

Comment 6 Kamil Páral 2011-08-16 12:56:43 UTC
Created attachment 518479 [details]

Comment 7 Kamil Páral 2011-08-16 12:56:59 UTC
Created attachment 518480 [details]

Comment 8 Kamil Páral 2011-08-16 12:57:30 UTC
Created attachment 518481 [details]

14:49:08,526 ERR program: Generating grub.cfg ...
14:49:09,368 ERR program: Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-1.fc16.x86_64
14:49:09,561 ERR program: Found initrd image: /boot/initramfs-3.0.0-1.fc16.x86_64.img
14:49:13,851 ERR program:   No volume groups found
14:49:14,272 ERR program: done
14:49:14,480 INFO program: Running... grub2-install (hd0)
14:49:24,774 ERR program: /usr/sbin/grub2-setup: warn: This GPT partition label has no BIOS Boot Partition; embedding won't be possible!.
14:49:24,782 ERR program: /usr/sbin/grub2-setup: warn: Embedding is not possible.  GRUB can only be installed in this setup by using blocklists.  However, blocklists are UNRELIABLE and their use is discouraged..
14:49:24,783 ERR program: /usr/sbin/grub2-setup: error: will not proceed with blocklists.

Comment 9 Chris Lumens 2011-08-16 14:23:52 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 727679 ***

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