grub instead of grub2 in F16?

James Laska jlaska at
Wed Aug 10 17:34:09 UTC 2011

On Wed, 2011-08-10 at 17:25 +0200, Gianluca Sforna wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 9, 2011 at 4:01 PM, James Laska <jlaska at> wrote:
> > The best
> > option at this time might be to install Fedora 15, while adding the
> > Fedora 16 branched repos during install.
> I've just done this and finished the installation on a system with a
> Fedora 13 installed.
> I choose to keep /home and format /boot, /, and swap partitions.
> Installation completed but at reboot grub2 does not load (all I get is
> a blinking cursor), so I'd like to know if that ought to work, and if
> there's an more or less easy way to fix it.

This might require some experimentation, but if you used the Fedora 15
installer, you won't have grub2 installed to the MBR, but grub.  Do you
recall what bootloader options you chose during installation?  Rescue
mode may be needed to access your installed system and further debug the
issue.  The directory /var/log/anaconda/ will have log files of

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