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Bug 228199 - grub install is incomplete in a mac book pro if the / partition is inside LVM
Summary: grub install is incomplete in a mac book pro if the / partition is inside LVM
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: 6
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Peter Jones
QA Contact:
Whiteboard: bzcl34nup
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-02-11 11:23 UTC by Rafael Ávila de Espíndola
Modified: 2008-05-06 19:12 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2008-05-06 19:12:33 UTC

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Description Rafael Ávila de Espíndola 2007-02-11 11:23:53 UTC
Description of problem:
I have installed fedora core 6 in a mac book pro with the following partition

1 efi
2 mac os
3 /boot
4 lvm pv (with / and /home as two lv)

After the install process was complete, fedora wasn't available in the refit
boot menu. I had to sync the partition tables using refit, boot with the dvd
into rescue mode and run

chroot /mnt/sysimage
sfdisk --force -c /dev/sda 3 83
grub-install /dev/sda3

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora Unity Fedora Core 6 Re-Spins

How reproducible:
Just install with the above layout.

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2007-02-26 19:35:52 UTC
This should be done correctly -- can you reproduce the problem with FC6 GA?

Comment 2 Rafael Ávila de Espíndola 2007-03-01 07:42:35 UTC
This is my "production" laptop, so I intend to reinstall only with some test
version of fedora 7.


Comment 3 Wade Mealing 2007-04-02 04:41:01 UTC
(FC6) / on lvm    -macbook (non pro) works for me
(FC7T2) / on lvm  -macbook (non pro) works for me.

Comment 4 Rafael Ávila de Espíndola 2007-06-09 08:25:13 UTC
F7 i386 macbook pro: ok
F7 x86_64 macbook pro: very same problem

Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2008-04-04 06:11:14 UTC
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Comment 6 Xeniya 2008-05-06 17:44:39 UTC
F7 x86_64 mac pro: reproduced
After install all selected packages Anaconda report "Installing bootloader..."
and give booty try to do following:

root (hd0,2)
install  /grub/stage1 d (hd0,2) /grub/stage2 p (hd0,2)/grub/grub.conf

these command are failed with error from grub "No such partition".
In this moment grub can detect only (hd0,0), but if reboot system grub will
detect all partition.

Comment 7 Bug Zapper 2008-05-06 19:12:32 UTC
This bug is open for a Fedora version that is no longer maintained and
will not be fixed by Fedora. Therefore we are closing this bug.

If you can reproduce this bug against a currently maintained version of
Fedora please feel free to reopen thus bug against that version.

Thank you for reporting this bug and we are sorry it could not be fixed.

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