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Bug 985164 - grub2: support partition installation
Summary: grub2: support partition installation
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Classification: Red Hat
Component: grub2
Version: 7.0
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Peter Jones
QA Contact: Release Test Team
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2013-07-17 01:43 UTC by Alex Williamson
Modified: 2013-12-12 15:25 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2013-12-12 15:25:41 UTC
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Description Alex Williamson 2013-07-17 01:43:16 UTC
Description of problem:
grub2 no longer allows partition installation without a --force option.  No matter how unreliable this is claimed to be, people depend on this for booting multiple operating systems from a single disk.  This is a regression from grub and has trickled into things like anaconda which will no longer even offer an option of where to install the bootloader.  If the previous method if doing this is unreliable, let's come up with a better way to do it instead of dumping the feature.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. grub2-install /dev/sda1

Actual results:
Fails with a warning about how unreliable this is.  Requires --force, which no installer is going to enable.

Expected results:
Partition installation should still be supported.  Don't deprecate useful functionality without providing an alternative.

Additional info:

Comment 2 David Cantrell 2013-12-12 15:25:41 UTC
A functionality change like this needs to be addressed upstream first, then in Fedora.

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