F16 Alpha GRUB install failure

Tom H tomh0665 at gmail.com
Sat Aug 27 20:36:18 UTC 2011


On Sat, Aug 27, 2011 at 10:47 AM, Michael Schwendt <mschwendt at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, 27 Aug 2011 07:50:39 -0400, TH (Tom) 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.
>
> I didn't mean to disagree.

Sorry, misunderstood you.


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