On 09/19/2011 12:39 AM, Adam Williamson wrote:
On Sun, 2011-09-18 at 16:21 +0000, "Jóhann B. Guðmundsson"
> On 09/18/2011 05:27 AM, Adam Williamson wrote:
>> When you got to the 'where do you want to install the bootloader
>> screen', what did it say, exactly? (Especially in the CD test case).
> With the usb install it placed the usb key into both places.
> With the cd the hard drive ( sda ).
> Both result in a non bootable system from harddrive.
Well, those seem like significantly different issues. Did you try at all
to figure out why the second case wasn't booting? When you say 'non
bootable', what happened when you tried to boot?
In all counts the bios could not boot of the harddrive as in did not
find the necessary boot partition,
What partition layout
option did you choose?
Default non lvm layout ( unhash lvm )
Did you check and see if it created a BIOS boot
It did not ( well in the case of the usb key it did but did so on the
usb key itself containing the iso image not the harddrive )
> This was an HP 620 I was using ( user wanted his laptop back and
> away with F15 on it which btw installed flawlessly ).
> Just out of curiosity does all hardware support booting of GPT and if so
> does it require some bios config tweaks to get working?
AIUI, any system can support it, and no BIOS config tweaks should be
required. The key element is correct bootloader setup, and the necessary
BIOS boot partition.
> As in can we hit scenarios when the installer detects GPT capable
> hardware installs accordingly then the user cant boot because it's not
> enabled in the bios config
> or is installing GPT when it othewize should not?
There's no 'GPT capable hardware' detection going on. Any time anaconda
is formatting an entire disk in F16, it does so with a GPT disk label,
I suggest you read http://www.rodsbooks.com/gdisk/booting.html
Anyway does anaconda support installing grub2 on mbr as opposed to gpt?
( use mbr or use gpt )