F16 Alpha GRUB install failure

Tom H tomh0665 at gmail.com
Sat Aug 27 11:50:39 UTC 2011

On Fri, Aug 26, 2011 at 12:52 PM, Michael Schwendt <mschwendt at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, 26 Aug 2011 11:47:15 -0400, TH (Tom) wrote:
>> > # grub2-install --grub-setup=/bin/true '(hd0,3)'
>> > Installation finished. No error reported.
>> AFAIK, this won't be bootable, unless grub-install has run
>> successfully before, because that all that the above commands are
>> doing is populating "/boot/grub2/".
> it's from a comment in bz 728742
> With warnings telling me something "is not possible", I stopped reading
> them again and missed the "Installation finished. No error reported."
> at the end. It simply got lost in the noise. No line prefix for the
> final status message.
> When using --force it is too late to warn about something that is
> "UNRELIABLE" and "discouraged".

As I said in my earlier email, unless grub-install has run
successfully (which it has in your case because you used "--force"),
using "...--grub-setup=/bin/true..." will not install grub.

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