Bug 874234 - GRUB2 fails to install if destination is a symlink (powerpc-ieee1275)
Summary: GRUB2 fails to install if destination is a symlink (powerpc-ieee1275)
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: grub2
Version: 18
Hardware: powerpc
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Peter Jones
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
Blocks: 871940
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2012-11-07 18:38 UTC by Paulo Flabiano Smorigo
Modified: 2012-12-06 07:25 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2012-12-06 07:25:28 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Adds the parameter to fix the problem (1.25 KB, patch)
2012-11-07 18:40 UTC, Paulo Flabiano Smorigo
no flags Details | Diff

Description Paulo Flabiano Smorigo 2012-11-07 18:38:30 UTC
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 18:40:51 UTC
Created attachment 640268 [details]
Adds the parameter to fix the problem

Comment 2 Fedora Update System 2012-11-27 20:36:00 UTC
grub2-2.00-13.fc18 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 18.

Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2012-11-28 02:12:00 UTC
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 07:25:30 UTC
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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