Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 810346
Anaconda gives no option to upgrade GRUB2 on /dev/sdx when installing via USB media
Last modified: 2013-01-10 01:45:21 EST
Description of problem:
When upgrading F16 to F17 Beta via USB media, Anaconda either gave the option to to not change bootloader configuration (which resulted in not being able to boot into F17), or reinstalling GRUB2 either on /dev/sdb (the USB
stick) or /dev/sda6 (fedora's partition on my hard disk), but not /dev/sda, where it should belong.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
17.18-1 I guess
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start upgrade to F17 Beta via USB installer media
2. Continue to bootloader configuration dialog
See no option to install GRUB on MBR on /dev/sdx (in my case: /dev/sda)
Have an option to install GRUB on MBR on /dev/sdx (in my case: /dev/sda)
I ended up *not* updating bootloader configuration, booted via USB install media into rescue mode, chrooted my HD installation of fedora, and did 'grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.conf'
This is almost certainly a dupe of https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=809342 . What Beta candidate did you install with exactly?
Fedora Bugzappers volunteer triage team
I was pretty sure that it was RC3, but after reading (in https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=809342) that it's supposed to be fixed in RC3 I'm not so sure anymore. I have the iso laying around; is there a simple way to find out what RC it is?
You can check the sha256sum of the iso against those that were posted for the RCs to figure out which one you have.