Bug 985164 - grub2: support partition installation
grub2: support partition installation
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Classification: Red Hat
Component: grub2 (Show other bugs)
7.0
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Assigned To: Peter Jones
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Reported: 2013-07-16 21:43 EDT by Alex Williamson
Modified: 2013-12-12 10:25 EST (History)
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Description Alex Williamson 2013-07-16 21:43:16 EDT
Description of problem:
grub2 no longer allows partition installation without a --force option.  No matter how unreliable this is claimed to be, people depend on this for booting multiple operating systems from a single disk.  This is a regression from grub and has trickled into things like anaconda which will no longer even offer an option of where to install the bootloader.  If the previous method if doing this is unreliable, let's come up with a better way to do it instead of dumping the feature.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
grub2-2.00-22.el7

How reproducible:
100%

Steps to Reproduce:
1. grub2-install /dev/sda1
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Actual results:
Fails with a warning about how unreliable this is.  Requires --force, which no installer is going to enable.

Expected results:
Partition installation should still be supported.  Don't deprecate useful functionality without providing an alternative.

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Comment 2 David Cantrell 2013-12-12 10:25:41 EST
A functionality change like this needs to be addressed upstream first, then in Fedora.

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