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Bug 1355795 - Boot drive should fallback to --driveorder parameter or disk with /boot on it
Summary: Boot drive should fallback to --driveorder parameter or disk with /boot on it
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Classification: Red Hat
Component: anaconda
Version: 7.3
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Jiri Konecny
QA Contact: Release Test Team
Depends On:
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Reported: 2016-07-12 14:35 UTC by Jiri Konecny
Modified: 2016-11-03 23:25 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version: anaconda-
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Last Closed: 2016-11-03 23:25:41 UTC
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System ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHEA-2016:2158 normal SHIPPED_LIVE anaconda bug fix and enhancement update 2016-11-03 13:13:55 UTC

Description Jiri Konecny 2016-07-12 14:35:17 UTC
Description of problem:
When bootloader doesn't have --boot-drive parameter then a first disk from Blivet is used. It looks like Blivet is sorting the disk alphanumerically so the bootloader is written to 'sda' or 'vda' and similar. 
Boot drive should be taken from --driveorder and if --driveorder is not present then take disk where /boot is. If nothing can be used, take first from Blivet.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create KS with bootloader "bootloader --location=mbr" (or specify --driveorder) and with /boot on disk /dev/sdb or /dev/vdb  and other required stuff for auto-install
2. Start fully automatic installation with KS
3. After the installation, look to the program log to see if grub2-install is used on the disk where /boot is (or first disk in --driveorder field if specified)

Actual results:
Without the --boot-drive the bootloader is installed to first disk

Expected results:
The bootloader should be installed to a first disk from --driverorder field or /boot if driveorder isn't specified.

Comment 3 Jiri Konecny 2016-07-13 06:24:42 UTC

Comment 5 Jiri Konecny 2016-07-19 15:22:17 UTC

Comment 7 Michal Kovarik 2016-09-06 12:43:04 UTC
Reproduced on RHEL-7.2, verified on RHEL-7.3-20160901.1 with anaconda-

Comment 9 errata-xmlrpc 2016-11-03 23:25:41 UTC
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.

For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.

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