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Bug 456238 - Grub hangs after a kernel update on a RAID 1 system
Summary: Grub hangs after a kernel update on a RAID 1 system
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: grub
Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Peter Jones
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-07-22 13:07 UTC by giuseppe.angilella
Modified: 2009-07-14 16:10 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-07-14 16:10:50 UTC

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Description giuseppe.angilella 2008-07-22 13:07:17 UTC
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Description of problem:
I have a machine with two disks mirrored with the RAID 1 option (at the controller level). Fedora 9 installs nicely, but after a complete "yum update", including a kernel update and (presumably) an update of the master boot record, at the successive reboot, Grub runs in text mode and is not able to load even the (default) Windows system.

Booting from the installation DVD in rescue mode allows to see that both /etc/grub.conf and /etc/fstab have been modified. Execution of grub-install or 

grub --device-map=/dev/null
device (hd0) /dev/mapper/isw_jfhegebb_Volume0
root (hd0,1)
setup (hd0)

does not fix the problem.

Supposedly, the automatic kernel update procedure modifies the MBR on one of the two discs only.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install again Fedora 9.
2. Run yum update (including a kernel update)
3. Reboot.

Actual Results:

Expected Results:

Additional info:

Comment 1 Bug Zapper 2009-06-10 02:10:40 UTC
This message is a reminder that Fedora 9 is nearing its end of life.
Approximately 30 (thirty) days from now Fedora will stop maintaining
and issuing updates for Fedora 9.  It is Fedora's policy to close all
bug reports from releases that are no longer maintained.  At that time
this bug will be closed as WONTFIX if it remains open with a Fedora 
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Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2009-07-14 16:10:50 UTC
Fedora 9 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-07-10. Fedora 9 is 
no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further 
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