Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 874234
GRUB2 fails to install if destination is a symlink (powerpc-ieee1275)
Last modified: 2012-12-06 02:25:30 EST
Description of problem:
If the device used in grub2-install is a symlink, the file command must "follow
the link" in order to check the real device.
# grub2-install /dev/mapper/mpatha1
The PReP partition is not empty. If you are sure you want to use it, run dd to clear it:
dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/mapper/mpatha1
This is because the destination is a symlink:
lrwxrwxrwx. 1 root root 7 Nov 7 15:59 mpatha1 -> ../dm-1
Created attachment 640268 [details]
Adds the parameter to fix the problem
grub2-2.00-13.fc18 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 18.
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 18 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing grub2-2.00-13.fc18'
as soon as you are able to.
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then log in and leave karma (feedback).
grub2-2.00-13.fc18 has been pushed to the Fedora 18 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.