Bug 874234 - GRUB2 fails to install if destination is a symlink (powerpc-ieee1275)
GRUB2 fails to install if destination is a symlink (powerpc-ieee1275)
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: grub2 (Show other bugs)
powerpc Linux
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Assigned To: Peter Jones
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks: 871940
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Reported: 2012-11-07 13:38 EST by Paulo Flabiano Smorigo
Modified: 2012-12-06 02:25 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2012-12-06 02:25:28 EST
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Adds the parameter to fix the problem (1.25 KB, patch)
2012-11-07 13:40 EST, Paulo Flabiano Smorigo
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Description Paulo Flabiano Smorigo 2012-11-07 13:38:30 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.

How reproducible:
# 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
Comment 1 Paulo Flabiano Smorigo 2012-11-07 13:40:51 EST
Created attachment 640268 [details]
Adds the parameter to fix the problem
Comment 2 Fedora Update System 2012-11-27 15:36:00 EST
grub2-2.00-13.fc18 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 18.
Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2012-11-27 21:12:00 EST
Package grub2-2.00-13.fc18:
* 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.
Please go to the following url:
then log in and leave karma (feedback).
Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2012-12-06 02:25:30 EST
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.

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