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[Bug 463033] grub not installed when selected target only root on md RAID1 logical
  • From: bugzilla_noreply@xxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 22 Feb 2010 02:05:28 +0000
  • Message-id: <20100222020528.9EFF0CC7CE@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Felix Miata <mrmazda@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> changed:

What |Removed |Added
Component|Installation |Installation
Version|Final |Milestone 2
Resolution|FIXED |
AssignedTo|jreidinger@xxxxxxxxxx |bnc-team-screening@xxxxxxxx
| |
Product|openSUSE 11.1 |openSUSE 11.3

--- Comment #18 from Felix Miata <mrmazda@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> 2010-02-22 02:05:24
UTC ---
I don't see an obvious way to test whether this is "fixed" in M2. There is no
apparent option to install Grub to / on /dev/md3. For boot loader location I
see only:

1-MBR (where I always use standard boot code)
2-"Enable Redundancy for MD Array"
3-Custom Boot Partition

Option 2's help only speaks of MBR redundancy. MBR in my case is not to be
touched. If I try put /dev/md3 in Custom, I get a popup telling me "Selected
custom bootloader partition /dev/md3 is not available any more. Set default
boot loader location?"

IOW, booting from / (on /dev/md3 in this case) is missing from the list, and
not available from bootloader configuration.

If I click on "Boot Loader Installation Details", all I see is a list of my two
SATA devices under "Disk Order".

When I exit "booting", I get a message in red telling me "The boot device is on
software RAID1. Select another bootloader location, e.g. Master Boot Record"
whether or not I have there clicked to enable boot from / partition.

I proceeded after "enabling" boot from /. Upon inspection after first/kexec
"boot" the PBR of /dev/md3 seems to remain empty. Both 'dd if=/dev/md3
of=md3pbr.bin count=1 bs=512' and 'dd if=/dev/sda10 of=sda10pbr.bin count=1
bs=512' produce files full of nulls.

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