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Bug 80458 - Missing Option for GRUB Location
Summary: Missing Option for GRUB Location
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda
Version: phoebe
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeremy Katz
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-12-26 19:53 UTC by Jim Rich
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:49 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2002-12-27 17:24:03 UTC

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Description Jim Rich 2002-12-26 19:53:44 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.2.1) Gecko/20021218

Description of problem:
GRUB location must be selectable as either MBR or /.  Currently overwrites MBR,
destroying user's boot manager. 

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install a boot manager, such as BootItNG.
2.Install phoebe.
3.Restore the MBR to the original boot manager.

Actual Results:  Anaconda rudely gives only the choice of overwriting the
3rd-party boot manager MBR or booting off floppy.

Expected Results:  Anaconda must allow retention of the 3rd-party boot manager
by specifying an alternate location for GRUB, such as /.

Additional info:

Other distributions offer a choice of putting GRUB in the MBR, or in / allowing
3rd-party boot manager to retain control.

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2002-12-27 17:24:03 UTC
This is configurable from the advanced boot loader options screen

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