F16 Alpha GRUB install failure

David Lehman dlehman at redhat.com
Thu Aug 25 20:59:48 UTC 2011

On Thu, 2011-08-25 at 22:56 +0200, Michael Schwendt wrote:
> Between TC1 and release of F16 Alpha, something must have changed to the
> worse with regard to installing GRUB to a partition's primary sector.
> Partitioning hasn't changed. TC1 managed to install GRUB to /dev/sda3.
> Anaconda now reports failure to install, and I've found this on virtual
> console:
>   /usr/sbin/grub2-setup: warn: Attempting to install GRUB to a
>   partitionless disk or to a partitionj. This is a BAD idea..
>   /usr/sbin/grub2-setup: warn: Embedding is not possible. GRUB can only be
>   installed in this setup using blocklists. However, blocklists are
>   UNRELIABLE and their use is discouraged..
>   /usr/sbin/grub2-setup: error: will not proceed with blocklists.
> Bug or feature?

Both? https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=728742

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