Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 77121
grub fails to install if /boot was full during upgrade-install (even if cleared later)
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:48:05 EDT
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Description of problem:
When performing an upgrade-installation, if /boot does not have enough disk
space anaconda complains. Selecting <back> to the beginning of the upgrade
process, using a virtual terminal to delete some old kernels and then moving
forward in the install results in grub not being installed in /boot, no kernel
being installed in /boot and the grub RPM not being installed on the system.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Select an existing RH system without grub, ie 7.2
2. Ensure that there is not enough free space in /boot to install grub and new
3. Perform an Upgrade installation (I used NFS install)
4. anaconda says "you need xx more megs of space in /boot"
5. Use Back button to move to beginning of install process
6. Switch to a virtual terminal, delete some old kernels in /boot to free space
7. continue the install process
Actual Results: 1. The grub RPM is not installed
2. Grub itself is not installed in the master boot block
3. /boot/grub/grub.conf is not created
4. I think (don't recall) that the new RH8 kernel is also not installed. Not
Expected Results: Grub should be installed properly
See redhat service request 217537 for more information.
I think I know what's happening here, just need to track down and fix
Fixed in CVS
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.