Bug 758499 - after yum erase grub2 and rebuild of grub.conf, grub prompt received at boot
Summary: after yum erase grub2 and rebuild of grub.conf, grub prompt received at boot
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 737731
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: grub
Version: 16
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Peter Jones
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2011-11-29 22:30 UTC by George R. Goffe
Modified: 2011-12-09 10:54 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2011-12-09 10:54:21 UTC

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Description George R. Goffe 2011-11-29 22:30:53 UTC
Description of problem:

I wanted to go back to using grub so I removed grub2 with "yum erase grub2" and had to rebuild the grub.conf file in /boot/grub/. Upon reboot I get a grub prompt. I'm trying to figure out what happened and what to do now.

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

grub2 is at FC16 fully up to date.

How reproducible:

Probably always.

Steps to Reproduce:
1.see description of problem
Actual results:

see description of problem

Expected results:

A bootable system using grub (version 1)

Additional info:

Comment 1 Mads Kiilerich 2011-12-08 19:04:06 UTC
grub is not supported on Fedora 16 and has been replaced with grub2, so you are on your own.

No matter what: There is no way this can be a grub2 problem - reassigning to grub.

Comment 2 George R. Goffe 2011-12-08 22:08:52 UTC

I'm confused then.

I did a FC14 upgrade to FC16 but had already installed grub2 before the upgrade via preupgrade.

Initially, both grub and grub2 existed in the FC16 system, HOWEVER, the grub binary was missing.

Perhaps there's a small glitch with the preupgrade? Perhaps the handling of the "grub" issue should be more verbose and do more checking? Some notice of migrating to grub2 or something. As it turns out, I DID have a upgrade failure during cleanup of glibc where the message mentioned grub or grub2. I DID save that log if you are interested in seeing it.

Thanks for your help.


Comment 3 Mads Kiilerich 2011-12-09 10:54:21 UTC
F14 preupgrade -> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Common_F16_bugs#Upgrade_from_Fedora_14_to_Fedora_16_with_preupgrade_leaves_bootloader_in_previous_configuration

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 737731 ***

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