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Re: [fedora-virt] Fedora11-Preview without GRUB

On Wed, Apr 29, 2009 at 02:25:05PM +0200, Emre Erenoglu wrote:
> 2009/4/29 Ján ONDREJ (SAL) <ondrejj salstar sk>
> >  after my rawhide installation was corrupted, I planned to install a fresh
> > Fedora11-Preview in virt-manager. Everything worked well, just GRUB has
> > been
> > not installed. I can't fix this by running some commands in rescue mode.
> > My attempts are here:
> >
> > sh-4.0# df /boot
> > Filesystem           1K-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
> > /dev/vda1               198337     13573    174524   8% /boot
> >
> > My root partition is /dev/vda1, so my root disk is /dev/vda
> > (paravirtualized
> > disk).
> >
> > sh-4.0# grub-install /dev/vda
> > expr: non-numeric argument
> > /dev/vda1 does not have any corresponding BIOS drive.
> >
> Hi, I have the same problem even though my host and guest are not Fedora but
> Pardus. It seems somehow that GRUB does not play well with vda disks. As a
> workaround, I added the same disk image as hda, installed GRUB, then
> reverted it back to vda. It works.

Thanks for reply. Another workaround is installation of Fedora 11-Beta and
then update to current rawhide. :)

Curious, that this problem occured in preview release and not in any Beta.

This is same bug or not?
   Bug 479760 -  [PATCH] add support for virtio_blk devices to grub-install


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