Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 882513
No way to install GRUB2 on a different disks partition.
Last modified: 2012-12-01 15:42:41 EST
Description of problem:
Anaconda can't writ the GRUB2 boot-record to a different partition. Only to the MBR of a disk.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Anaconda 18.29.2 Fedora18 Beta
Install on a system with many bootloaders on different partitions and disks. Use a system with BIOS. An UEFI-System acts different.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Select custom disk layout.
2. If you are lucky, you will find the options for the bootloader behind the text "1 storage device selected" ;-)
3. There you an only select disks.
The freshly installed Fedora 18 installed is not bootabel or existing MBR will be overwritten.
Options to chose every exiting portion on the system.
I see the custom disk layout as some expert-tool in the installation process. But to hide options and information in the expert-tool is useless. But even for an experienced Fedora admin not guessable texts like "1 storage device selected" are really worse! Even Gnome does not hide Options in such a puzzling kind. The bootloader options should really be called "bootloader-settings" and not "1 storage device selected" or "selected disks".
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 872826 ***