extlinux and the mbr

Matthew Miller mattdm at fedoraproject.org
Mon Aug 18 14:03:06 UTC 2014


On Sun, Aug 17, 2014 at 11:15:36PM -0400, Dusty Mabe wrote:
> Just wondering if we should work around [1] in our cloud/atomic
> kickstart scripts for building images by copying the bits in 
> /usr/share/syslinux/mbr.bin to the mbr of the disk. 
> I've been doing some 'manual' virt-install  builds of the cloud/atomic 
> images using the same kickstart/tree from koji and I notice that
> my guests don't boot from disk unless I cat mbr.bin to /dev/vda. 
> Thoughts? I can work on drafting and testing a work around if desired.

Yeah -- see comment #13 in the linked bug.
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1015931#c13

Happy to implement anything that's not insane and doesn't cause side
effects.

-- 
Matthew Miller
<mattdm at fedoraproject.org>
Fedora Project Leader


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