F16 Update Kernels fail to boot

Adam Williamson awilliam at redhat.com
Wed Aug 24 22:31:03 UTC 2011

On Wed, 2011-08-24 at 18:22 -0400, Andy Lawrence wrote:

>         Maybe include --force with grub2-install?  WFM.
>         --
>         Regards,
>         OldFart
> YES!  That ignored the error, however didn't boot.  But, I just
> happened to boot to my bios for another reason and to my surprise I
> saw two possible boot devices (even though I only have one drive)!
>  First was the original named "Fedora" from the default DVD install.
>  Second (which wasn't there before) was one named just the hard drive
> device name, picking it booted to grub2 and allowed all kernels to
> boot!
> I'm gonna guess this is still a bug of some sort, but I don't really
> know what or how to report it.  Perhaps an EFI BIOS bug?

The fact that GRUB 2 by default won't install to a partition, and will
only do it if you use --force, is known. It's why anaconda can't install
the bootloader to a partition in Alpha. That will be fixed (by using
--force) in Beta. The bug for anaconda is
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=730915 .
Adam Williamson
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