Description of problem:
at the end of f16 rc5 i586 dvd install, grub2 tried for about an hour to do something with an non-existent fd0, then failed to install onto the partition's boot sector. unfortunately, this meant the newly installed system is not booting without further actions.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
the version from f16 alpha rc5 x86 dvd
Steps to Reproduce:
1. install default graphical system package selection on a custom partition (sda7, here) using f16 alpha rc5 x86 dvd
at the end of the install, grub2 requires one hour to fail on detecting floppy disk / drive and also to fail to install on the target partition's boot sector
i expect for grub2 to figure out that the device or disk is missing and proceed further in a very short time (several seconds). i also expect grub2 to install on the boot sector even if the floppy drive or disk is not present.
the output in ctrl-alt-f4 is similar tot the one i reported here:
the install target was the boot (and root) partition's boot sector (sda7).
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database. Reassigning to the new owner of this component.
Workaround: run /sbin/grub2-mkdevicemap before running /sbin/grub2-install.
(with --no-floppy, that is. Apparently grub2-install isn't passing --no-floppy to grub2-mkdevicemap?)
anaconda should now
1. first write device.map (but not by invoking mkdevicemap)
2. run grub2-install with --no-floppy
Do that work for you on this machine?