Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 985164
grub2: support partition installation
Last modified: 2013-12-12 10:25:41 EST
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):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. grub2-install /dev/sda1
Fails with a warning about how unreliable this is. Requires --force, which no installer is going to enable.
Partition installation should still be supported. Don't deprecate useful functionality without providing an alternative.
A functionality change like this needs to be addressed upstream first, then in Fedora.