Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 730960
"Bootloader" option in kickstart doesn't work
Last modified: 2011-08-16 10:23:52 EDT
Created attachment 518470 [details]
Description of problem:
I've tried to install F16 Alpha RC4 using kickstart. I have tried these commands in my kickstart file:
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):
installation is not possible
1. "bootloader" option has reasonable default location that works
2. other locations are documented
My kickstart appended.
Created attachment 518471 [details]
Setting as F16 Beta blocker:
The installer must be able to use all kickstart delivery methods
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.
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.
Created attachment 518478 [details]
Created attachment 518479 [details]
Created attachment 518480 [details]
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.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 727679 ***