Bug 82720 - existing chainloader corrupted by second install
Summary: existing chainloader corrupted by second install
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: grub
Version: phoebe
Hardware: athlon
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeremy Katz
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Reported: 2003-01-25 07:28 UTC by John Mellor
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:38 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-01-25 16:37:27 UTC

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Description John Mellor 2003-01-25 07:28:25 UTC
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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):

How reproducible:
Didn't try

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.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2003-01-25 16:37:27 UTC
To chainload, you have to have one of the copies of grub installed on a
partition, not both on the MBR.

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