Hey! Hard disk install of DVD iso works!

Dan Mashal dan.mashal at gmail.com
Thu Apr 19 07:33:08 UTC 2012

Just to be clear I was replying to the following quote:

On Wed, 2012-04-18 at 19:12 -0500, Ian Pilcher wrote:
> On 04/17/2012 07:02 PM, Adam Williamson wrote:
> > On Tue, 2012-04-17 at 18:13 -0400, Tom Horsley wrote:
> >> (but why is it *always* broken in Alphas? :-).
> > 
> > The clue is in the name ;)
> I disagree.  Alphas obviously have bugs, but when the *same* bug (or 
> different bugs with the same symptoms) are present in alpha after 
> alpha (or beta after beta, etc.) then something is broken in the process.


This is why I like forums, Adam. :P


-----Original Message-----
From: Dan Mashal [mailto:dan.mashal at gmail.com] 
Sent: Thursday, April 19, 2012 12:31 AM
To: 'For testing and quality assurance of Fedora releases'
Subject: RE: Hey! Hard disk install of DVD iso works!

#1) The bug is with Anaconda not grub2 from my understanding.

#2) There is nothing broken any any alpha->beta process. We collectively decided to move this bug to F17 final blocker.

Can you install Fedora 17? Yes.

Will you have problems installing it in specific ways? Yes.

Is this normal for a beta and an alpha OS release? Yes.

See win 8 Consumer preview for a recent example.

It's not a final reason for a reason. There are still bugs.


-----Original Message-----
From: test-bounces at lists.fedoraproject.org [mailto:test-bounces at lists.fedoraproject.org] On Behalf Of Adam Williamson
Sent: Wednesday, April 18, 2012 9:12 AM
To: For testing and quality assurance of Fedora releases
Subject: Re: Hey! Hard disk install of DVD iso works!

On Wed, 2012-04-18 at 04:44 -0400, Tom Horsley wrote:
> On Wed, 18 Apr 2012 00:56:04 -0700
> Dan Mashal wrote:
> > I never had any issues with the DVD alpha or beta minus btrfs.
> > 
> > Did you do any custom partitioning?
> My problems came way before partitioning. It simply couldn't find the 
> disk image given on the repo=hd:yadda-yadda kernel command line. With 
> the Beta, things work fine.

That was https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=806966 .

> Unfortunately, the next problem is (somewhat) related to partitioning
> - it can't properly install grub2 in the partition versus the MBR:
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=804835
> I have somewhat worked around that by installing the
> grub2 from f16 in the f17 partition.

That's still notabug, I think. See my comment. Even if it wasn't, the fault isn't anaconda's. It installs grub2 into the partition just fine.
The code for doing so did not change in any way from F16 to F17, or from
F17 Alpha to F17 Beta. It's in pyanaconda/bootloader.py if you want to look.
Adam Williamson
Fedora QA Community Monkey
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