Bug 12362 - Installer doesn't warn btrfs root partition and grub fails after installation
Summary: Installer doesn't warn btrfs root partition and grub fails after installation
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 15374
Alias: None
Product: Mageia
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Installer (show other bugs)
Version: Cauldron
Hardware: All Linux
Priority: High critical
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Mageia Bug Squad
QA Contact:
Keywords: NEEDINFO
: 12406 13095 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-01-20 07:04 CET by Atilla ÖNTAŞ
Modified: 2015-03-20 00:44 CET (History)
8 users (show)

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Description Atilla ÖNTAŞ 2014-01-20 07:04:31 CET
Testing with latest RC Classical Installer on a real hardware. If i use btrfs for root partition, installer doesn't warn about grub issue that it can not boot into a btrfs root. After install, grub can not determine what filesystem is the root partition and enters into rescue mode.

Re-formatting root partition as ext4 solves this problem. Didn't try a separate /boot partition.

We should either use grub2 by default or installer should warn and offer creating a separate ext4 formatted /boot partition.


Steps to Reproduce:
Atilla ÖNTAŞ 2014-01-20 07:05:43 CET

CC: (none) => thierry.vignaud

Atilla ÖNTAŞ 2014-01-20 07:05:50 CET

Priority: Normal => release_blocker

Comment 1 Sander Lepik 2014-01-20 09:14:14 CET
I think this is topic for errata and we should not change how installer works. RC is out and there is not too much time to test this.

CC: (none) => mageia

Comment 2 Atilla ÖNTAŞ 2014-01-20 10:26:47 CET
(In reply to Sander Lepik from comment #1)
I agree. I wonder if this is reproducible for live isos...
Comment 3 Atilla ÖNTAŞ 2014-01-20 10:40:17 CET
Added to errata: https://wiki.mageia.org/en/Mageia_4_Errata#Classic_Installer_DVDs
Comment 4 Anne Nicolas 2014-01-20 18:45:48 CET
If added in errata, then we can leave that bug opened to get it fixed after release but decrease priority

CC: (none) => ennael1

Manuel Hiebel 2014-01-20 19:04:19 CET

See Also: (none) => https://bugs.mageia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=12343

Comment 5 Frank Griffin 2014-01-20 19:15:11 CET
A related issue is that btrfs is set as the default type for a created partition.  Also, even if you specify ext4 when creating a partition, if you exit without formatting and re-enter diskdrake, the type has been reset to btrfs.

CC: (none) => ftg

Comment 6 Atilla ÖNTAŞ 2014-01-20 19:46:06 CET
(In reply to Anne Nicolas from comment #4)
I have decreased priority.

Priority: release_blocker => High

Comment 7 Manuel Hiebel 2014-01-23 22:20:21 CET
*** Bug 12406 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

CC: (none) => aaaaadrien

Marcello Anni 2014-02-06 11:13:43 CET

CC: (none) => marcello.anni

Comment 8 James Kerr 2014-03-26 20:23:44 CET
*** Bug 13095 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

CC: (none) => thomas

Comment 9 Dick Gevers 2014-11-15 14:51:43 CET

Please confirm if still valid for M5B1 and set 'whiteboard' marker as '5beta1'. Alternatively please close the bug as old.

Keywords: (none) => NEEDINFO

Comment 10 Rémi Verschelde 2015-03-20 00:44:45 CET
Dup of release_blocker

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 15374 ***

CC: (none) => remi
Resolution: (none) => DUPLICATE

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