Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 76177
grub-install not being run after update
Last modified: 2008-02-14 07:17:05 EST
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Description of problem:
When I tried to boot after upgrading to RH 8.0 from 7.3 all I got was the text
GRUB. Booting from the rescue cd and manually running grub-install /dev/hda
remedied the problem. My root partition resides on hdd2 and boot on hdd1.
Could it be so that anaconda noticed that I already was running grub and decided
it didn't need to install although it really did?
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
What option did you select on the screen where you were asked about what to do
with the boot loader?
update existing configuration
Had the same on my pc...
using lilo did work!!!
Could you attach your /boot/grub/grub.conf file?
Created attachment 83185 [details]
Sorry for the long delay. Do note that I've upgraded to the kernel from the
errata since I've installed RH8.0
Hrmm... everything looks like it should have worked fine. I'll try some to
reproduce here while doing some other upgrade tests.
I've made some changes in this area that should prevent this happening in the
future, although I haven't been able to reproduce it myself
I'm going through Bugzilla closing some bugs that have been marked as Modified
for some period of time. I believe that most of these issues have been fixed,
so I'm resolving these bugs as Rawhide. If the bug you are seeing still exists,
please reopen this report and mark it as Reopened.
Got the same problem when upgrading from RHL9 to Fedora Core 1
Since my lastest update (kernel) of RH9, GRUB doesn't start anymore
(screen shows "GRUB _" and PC stops).
GRUB is on hdc2 (/boot). linux.bin in on hda1, launched by W2K boot
I have reinstalled GRUB many times (grub-install /dev/hdc2) with no
Everything worked OK before update.
How could I switch to LILO ?
I hit this bug too. I installed Fedora Core 2. In the first pass, I
chose not to install GRUB because I had one in MBR, with the files on
my Debian partition. FC2 would not allow me to log in as root or as
user (maybe an unrelated bug), so I decided to upgrade to Fedora Core
2 from the same CD. I chose to install GRUB to the FC2 partition,
which was /dev/hda3. After reboot I found that there was no valid
bootsector in the first block of /dev/hda3 (i.e. GRUB wasn't
installed). Also, /boot/grub/grub.conf was missing on /dev/hda3.
Actually seems to work now when I upgraded to FC3 (-:
This problem re-appeared when I upgraded my system from FC5 to FC6. After
upgrading the machine wouldn't boot from the HD. The solution was (as usual) to
boot it from the rescue DVD and run grub-install
Fedora Core 6 is not maintained anymore.
Can you reproduce this bug in the latest Fedora 8 release?
No, the update to F8 went smooth (-: Closing this issue.