Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 78947
Install fails with Grub bootloader selected, when Grub has been previously installed.
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:48:49 EDT
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Description of problem:
Install produces an error and fails when Grub is selected as the bootloader, and
Grub has been previously installed. Lilo works fine though.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.ftp installation of RH 8
2.choose grub as boot loader
3.server install, autopartition
4.choose no packages
5.wait for formatting, and packages to be installed
6.see error pop up
Actual Results: had to reboot, and reinstall using lilo instead of grub for a
Expected Results: install should of finished normally.
Created attachment 87267 [details]
Error dump from failed RH 8.0 installation when using grub as a boot loader.
Did you manually unselect grub from the list of packaes to be installed? It was
not installed by the installer looking at the install log.
I unselected all packages from the install list. I selected grub now and it
work. This is still a BIG problem though. The installer should select GRUB as a
dependancy and automatically intall it, just like the installer selects lilo by
We make sure that this is done now.
Mass-closing lots of old bugs which are in MODIFIED (and thus presumed to be
fixed). If any of these are still a problem, please reopen or file a new bug
against the release which they're occurring in so they can be properly tracked.