Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 746885
error installing bootloader, LiveCD, Mac OS dual boot
Last modified: 2013-02-13 03:34:55 EST
Created attachment 528705 [details]
Description of problem:
When installing from the LiveCD to a disk containing a preexisting installation of Mac OS, an error installing bootloader occurs at the end of the installation process.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Always except as noted in additional info.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Zero target disk.
2. Used Apple Disk Utility to create two partitions, jhfs+, and Free Space.
3. Installed Mac OS on the jhfs+ partition.
4. Reboot from LiveCD and started installer.
5. Chose installation type "Use Free Space" accepting all remaining default options.
Installation itself completes, and then:
"There was an error installing the bootloader.
the system may not be bootable."
Also, on the target disk boot partition:
/grub2/grub.cfg = 0 bytes Sep 5 datestamp
/grub2/grub.cfg.new = 2203 bytes Oct 18 datestamp
Contents of grub.cfg.new appear to be correct, with correct set root and uuid.
Proper bootloader installation without error.
Expect grub.cfg.new to be grub.cfg.
Tested on Macbook Pro 4,1.
Always used CSM boot, not EFI boot.
Reboot from Install DVD (same release date), choose Use Free Space installation type, problem is not reproducible. The /tmp/program.log contains a line:
00:48:34,070 INFO program: Running... grub2-install --no-floppy (hd0)
which is not in the /tmp/program.log when installing from the LiveCD. Not sure if it's related.
Created attachment 528706 [details]
Created attachment 528707 [details]
Created attachment 528708 [details]
Created attachment 528709 [details]
Created attachment 528711 [details]
*** Bug 744496 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
I failed to set severity to "high" or "urgent" and can't change it. The consequence of this bug is that Fedora fails to boot in a dual boot scenario. And failure to boot is probably at least a high severity.
This bug just bricked my Fedora 16 PreUpgrade. Exceptions thrown about installing the bootloader, "insert disk" error after selecting Fedora on boot menu (refit). Dualboot with OSX on Macbook Pro.
Created attachment 532657 [details]
Used a rescue CD to boot and run the boot_info_script.sh script, attached the output.
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