Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 907676
GRUB cannot be installed to a partition
Last modified: 2013-02-05 10:26:09 EST
Description of problem:
There is no option to install GRUB2 to a partition in Fedora 18. GRUB2's installation can be unchecked or GRUB2 can be installed to the MBR, but there is no option to install it to a partition. If you already have another bootloader in your MBR, this is actually sad.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Anaconda shipped with Fedora 18 DVD
Start the installation of Fedora 18 with the DVD. Configure the destination and try to find an option to install GRUB2 to a partition.
I was not able to install GRUB2 to a partition during the installation routine, so I did not install it with anaconda. Later on I installed it via a Live CD and using chroot. Fedora 18 did boot fine, but while I was configuring the new system I discovered that anaconda also missed to generate /etc/default/grub.
There should be an option, that allows you to install GRUB to a partition.
If you do not install GRUB, anaconda does not generate /etc/default/grub.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 872826 ***