Bug 770481 - Preupgrade fails to preserve grub install location
Preupgrade fails to preserve grub install location
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: preupgrade (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Richard Hughes
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2011-12-26 18:30 EST by Tom Horsley
Modified: 2012-08-07 12:21 EDT (History)
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Description Tom Horsley 2011-12-26 18:30:31 EST
Description of problem:

I just ran preupgrade to go from fedora 15 to fedora 16 on a system in which
I was using the Windows 7 boot loader to do my multi-booting of windows and
fedora. I had fedora installed to boot from the partition, not from the MBR.

After the preupgrade to fedora 16, the MBR had been taken over by grub. I didn't
really want to disturb the factory state of the MBR on this machine, but
I guess it is too late now :-).

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

Whatever "yum install preupgrade" would have done on a fedora 15 system
on Mon, Dec 26, 2011. Since I've now upgraded to fedora 16, I'm not
sure what it installed back when it was fedora 15.

How reproducible:

Running preupgrade is sort of a 1 time thing.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. see above
Actual results:

MBR taken over.

Expected results:

Grub install should have been to the same root partition I had grub
installed on in fedora 15.

Additional info:

I don't know exactly how preupgrade works, but I get the impression it
is telling anaconda exactly what to do. Since selecting the grub install
location is something anaconda normally prompts for, seems like preupgrade
should be providing that information as well.
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