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Re: problems with grub installation



On Fri Aug 02 2002 at 12:58, Buran Gabor wrote:

> Dear all,
> 
> I replaced the kernel, after this during the install I got an
> `Error 2: Bad file or directory type' message from grub.  I
> figured out that this micro-patch [below] solves the problem.

I assume that this patch needs to be made to the anaconda rpm that
is put into i386/RedHat/RPMS/ (which is used to build the runtime
installer).

> May be it fixes the similar problems which were on the list a
> short time ago.

Can anyone confirm that it does fix the grub problem with the recent
2.4.18-5 kernel?  (I'll make mention of this in my howto...)

> Gábor

Thanks for this.

> --- bootloader.py.orig  Wed Apr 10 23:30:28 2002
> +++ bootloader.py       Thu Aug  1 17:25:40 2002
> @@ -592,6 +592,8 @@
>                                      stdout = "/dev/tty5", stderr = "/dev/tty5",
>                                      root = instRoot)
> 
> +            # sync once again (after grub-install)
> +            isys.sync()
> 
>              # really install the bootloader
>             p = os.pipe()

Cheers
Tony





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