Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 82720
existing chainloader corrupted by second install
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:04 EDT
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Description of problem:
The Grub chain loader for an existing partition was corrupted by installation of
the Phoebe beta, leaving the first system unusable.
Situation: Existing RedHat 8.0 athlon installed on hda, /boot on hda1, / on
hda2, and swap on hda3.
Action: Install RedHat 8.0.93 on hdb, / on hdb1 and no separate /boot partition.
Use common swap partition, and both platforms in Grub on hda MBR. RedHat 8.0
installation to be the default boot.
Result: After completing the above dual-boot setup, the chain loader for the
RedHat 8.0 installation is corrupt, and that system cannot be booted anymore.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.per outline above
Actual Results: The RedHat 8.0.93 system was the only one left bootable.
Existing system chain loader corrupted, per the failed boot message.
Expected Results: a fully functional dual-boot setup was expected.
To chainload, you have to have one of the copies of grub installed on a
partition, not both on the MBR.