[fedora-virt] Fedora11-Preview without GRUB

Emre Erenoglu erenoglu at gmail.com
Wed Apr 29 12:25:05 UTC 2009

2009/4/29 Ján ONDREJ (SAL) <ondrejj at salstar.sk>

> Hello,
>  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.

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