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[Bug 303921] New: grub misconfigured by installation
  • From: bugzilla_noreply@xxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2007 09:53:07 -0600 (MDT)
  • Message-id: <bug-303921-21960@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx/>
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=303921

           Summary: grub misconfigured by installation
           Product: openSUSE 10.3
           Version: Beta 2
          Platform: x86-64
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: Normal
          Priority: P5 - None
         Component: Installation
        AssignedTo: bnc-team-screening@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
        ReportedBy: jbohac@xxxxxxxxxx
         QAContact: jsrain@xxxxxxxxxx
          Found By: Development


I just installed openSUSE 10.3 beta2. I did a fresh install, but did custom
(expert) partition setup, because I wanted to keep my data partition (mounted
to /localhome). That's why I disabled LVM and set up the partitioning myself.

When the installation got to GRUB, it tried to run "setup
--stage2=/boot/grub/stage2 (hd0) (/dev/sda1,0)" from the grub shell.
This failed with an error saying that GRUB failed to parse a number. Obviously
the "/dev/sda1" should have been "hd0" instead.

The same problem was in the generated /boot/grub/device.map and
/boot/grub/menu.lst -- all places that were supposed to have "hd0" had
"/dev/sda1" instead.

I switched to the console, fixed it by hand and then clicked on "retry
bootloader configuration", which undid my changes to device.map and failed
again.

I finally dirty-hacked it by replacing /usr/sbin/grub by an empty script, which
allowed me to continue in the installation.


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