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Bug 159043 - I2O grub install fails
Summary: I2O grub install fails
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: grub
Version: 4.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
: ---
Assignee: Peter Jones
QA Contact: Mike McLean
: 158784 (view as bug list)
Depends On: 158158
Blocks: 156322
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-05-27 23:31 UTC by Warren Togami
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Fixed In Version: RHBA-2005-703
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2005-10-05 16:37:28 UTC
Target Upstream Version:

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System ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2005:703 qe-ready SHIPPED_LIVE grub bug fix update 2005-10-05 04:00:00 UTC

Description Warren Togami 2005-05-27 23:31:45 UTC
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #158158 +++

RHEL4-U1-re0525.0 fails I2O grub install.  This is the same problem as Bug
#158158 from Fedora.  ALT-F5 says this after installation
is complete:

grub> root(hd0,0)
 Filesystem type is ext2fs, partition type 0x83
grub> install /grub/stage1 d (hd0) /grub/stage2 p (hd0,0)/grub/grub.conf

Error 22: No such partition

Bug #158158 found that grub had incorrect i2o partition detection code, using
cciss-like device names when /dev/i2o/* devices are really more like IDE device
names.  The replacement patch in that bug solves this issue.

Impact: RHEL4 installs on I2O controllers (many Adaptec and other brand of SCSI
RAID, still selling today), but grub fails to install because it cannot find the
device from Anaconda.

Mitigating Workaround: If we do not patch grub, users can boot into rescue mode,
chroot into the /mnt/sysimage and "grub-install /dev/i2o/hda" in order to
install grub.

We should consider this for RHEL4 because the fix is well understood and does
not affect non-I2O devices.

Comment 3 Warren Togami 2005-05-28 05:15:46 UTC
Procedure to workaround this problem and install grub in Rescue Mode is detailed
at this page.

Comment 7 Warren Togami 2005-07-15 09:14:23 UTC
*** Bug 158784 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 11 Red Hat Bugzilla 2005-10-05 16:37:28 UTC
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
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if the solution does not work for you.

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