Bug 836985 - Error writing bootloader when installing to an image file
Error writing bootloader when installing to an image file
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
Unspecified Linux
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Assigned To: David Lehman
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-07-02 08:31 EDT by Jan Stodola
Modified: 2013-07-31 19:55 EDT (History)
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Description Jan Stodola 2012-07-02 08:31:16 EDT
Description of problem:
Installation to an image file fails in the end of the installation with warning message:

There was an error installing the bootloader.
The system may not be bootable.

/tmp/program.log ends with:
03:48:14,386 INFO program: Running... grub2-install --no-floppy /dev/mapper/disk
03:48:15,566 ERR program: /usr/sbin/grub2-bios-setup: error: unable to identify a filesystem in hostdisk//dev/loop0; safety check can't be performed.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
F17 GA

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install F17
2. in the installed system, create an image file:
dd if=/dev/zero of=/root/disk.img bs=1M count=1 seek=8096
3. use anaconda to install to the image file:
anaconda -G --image=/root/disk.img --repo=http://...
4. create /boot, rootfs and swap as raw partitions (no LVM/RAID)
5. finish the installation

Actual results:
Error installing bootloader.
Qemu hangs while "Booting from Hard Disk..." (command: qemu-kvm -hda /root/disk.img -m 1G), 

Expected results:
Bootloader is successfully written
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