Bug 806345 - can't boot from the harddisk after the installation
Summary: can't boot from the harddisk after the installation
Keywords:
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: 17
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
unspecified
unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Anaconda Maintenance Team
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
URL:
Whiteboard:
Depends On:
Blocks:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2012-03-23 13:56 UTC by Karel Volný
Modified: 2013-05-07 23:11 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Environment:
Last Closed: 2013-05-07 23:11:19 UTC
Type: ---


Attachments (Terms of Use)
anaconda logs (133.13 KB, application/x-compressed-tar)
2012-03-23 15:34 UTC, Karel Volný
no flags Details
anaconda.ifcfg.log (5.46 KB, text/x-log)
2012-03-29 10:44 UTC, Karel Volný
no flags Details
anaconda.log (29.70 KB, text/x-log)
2012-03-29 10:45 UTC, Karel Volný
no flags Details
anaconda.program.log (206.30 KB, text/x-log)
2012-03-29 10:45 UTC, Karel Volný
no flags Details
anaconda.storage.log (349.48 KB, text/x-log)
2012-03-29 10:45 UTC, Karel Volný
no flags Details
anaconda.syslog (97.09 KB, text/plain)
2012-03-29 10:46 UTC, Karel Volný
no flags Details
anaconda.xlog (25.39 KB, text/plain)
2012-03-29 10:46 UTC, Karel Volný
no flags Details
anaconda.yum.log (251.04 KB, text/x-log)
2012-03-29 10:47 UTC, Karel Volný
no flags Details

Description Karel Volný 2012-03-23 13:56:22 UTC
Description of problem:
I've tried to install F17 Alpha. After a few hours of copying packages, I'm stuck with unbootable harddisk and it seems I'll have to repartition and reinstall again, waiting another few hours, just because some wise head thinks that using by default GPT is the greatest idea since peanut butter.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
F17 Alpha DVD x86_64

How reproducible:
haven't tried

Steps to Reproduce:
1. boot F17 Alpha install, go through the installer
2. at partitioning step, uncheck LVM, choose to modify the scheme
3. ... what I did:
a) merged all ext4 partitions (i.e. removed /boot and /home, enlarged / to fill all remaining space)
b) increased swap size
this left me with:
sda1 - the wasted space for the thing that never works (just google for user stories)
sda2 - swap
sda3 - /
4. install
5. reboot
6. stare at the screen
  
Actual results:
6. blank, blank, just blank ... the system does NOT boot

Expected results:
6. Fedora 17 boots without any problem and finishes post-install tasks

Additional info:
the hardware is Lenovo IdeaPad B570e

trying to boot from the install media again and choosing "Boot from local drive" only leads to

Booting from local disk...

Boot failed: please change disks and press a key to continue.

Comment 1 Chris Lumens 2012-03-23 14:18:37 UTC
You need to attach log files to this bug report.  After installation, you can find them in /var/log/anaconda.  Without them we can't do anything for you.

Comment 2 Karel Volný 2012-03-23 15:34:59 UTC
Created attachment 572316 [details]
anaconda logs

Comment 3 Chris Lumens 2012-03-23 15:38:59 UTC
Please attach them as individual, uncompressed files.  Doing anything else prevents us from being able to search bugzilla later.  I've noticed a ton of people doing this lately.  Are you reading somewhere that it's the preferred method?  If so, we really need to get that changed.

Comment 4 Karel Volný 2012-03-29 10:44:43 UTC
Created attachment 573623 [details]
anaconda.ifcfg.log

Comment 5 Karel Volný 2012-03-29 10:45:05 UTC
Created attachment 573624 [details]
anaconda.log

Comment 6 Karel Volný 2012-03-29 10:45:28 UTC
Created attachment 573625 [details]
anaconda.program.log

Comment 7 Karel Volný 2012-03-29 10:45:54 UTC
Created attachment 573626 [details]
anaconda.storage.log

Comment 8 Karel Volný 2012-03-29 10:46:20 UTC
Created attachment 573627 [details]
anaconda.syslog

Comment 9 Karel Volný 2012-03-29 10:46:46 UTC
Created attachment 573628 [details]
anaconda.xlog

Comment 10 Karel Volný 2012-03-29 10:47:22 UTC
Created attachment 573629 [details]
anaconda.yum.log

Comment 11 Karel Volný 2012-03-29 10:51:53 UTC
(In reply to comment #3)
> Please attach them as individual, uncompressed files.  Doing anything else
> prevents us from being able to search bugzilla later.

sorry, I was unaware of the fact that the contents of the attachments is searchable in Bugzilla

> I've noticed a ton of people doing this lately.  Are you reading somewhere
> that it's the preferred method?

no, it is just easier by orders of magnitude to attach/download one small file than dozens of separate uncompressed ones ...

> If so, we really need to get that changed.

... I guess the above implies that what needs to be done is RFE for Bugzilla to make bulk uploads easier & utilise transfer compression

Comment 12 Brian Lane 2013-05-07 23:11:19 UTC
F17 is long past, hopefully this works now.


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