Cannot install boot loader


#1

Hello!

I tried Atomic Workstation but I aways have problems with the end process of the installation. In the machines I tested it always have problems with grub. Never installs it, in any version I’ve tried.


#2

Could you provide any kind of error output or logs from a failed install?


#3

Hi!

Trying to run the installation again and now it didn’t even finish. Error that I think I had with 28 either:

My language is Portuguese (Brazil):

The following error ocurred during the installation. This is fatal and the installation will be aborted.

ostree [‘admin’, ‘-sysroot=/mnt/sysimage’,‘deploy’,’–os=fedora-workstation’, ‘fedora-workstation:fedora/29/x86_64/silverblue’’ exited with code -6

In Fedora Atomic Workstation 28 I also had the no grub problem.


#4

Are you using the manual partition setup or automatic? BTRFS or LVM? If you hit Ctrl+Alt+F1 and then Ctrl+b followed by 5, take you post what you see? Any errors?


#5

Hi!
@miabbott tested today on may very old machine (atom processor, 2GB RAM) without UEFI/EFI and it passed.

@refi64 I used automatic partitioning with ext4. I will try what you suggested.


#6

Hello, i have the following message when anaconda tries to install the bootloader:

Dec 03 08:37:32 noname anaconda[1881]: anaconda: progress: Installing boot loader
Dec 03 08:37:32 noname anaconda[1881]: anaconda: installation: Task started: Install bootloader (17/18)
Dec 03 08:37:32 noname anaconda[1881]: anaconda: bootloader: boot loader stage1 target device is sdc
Dec 03 08:37:32 noname anaconda[1881]: anaconda: bootloader: boot loader stage2 target device is sdc4
Dec 03 08:37:32 noname anaconda[1881]: anaconda: bootloader: bootloader.py: used boot args: resume=UUID=3b6b2883-64b9-4561-af0a-8df250737997 rhgb quiet 
Dec 03 08:37:32 noname anaconda[1881]: program: Running in chroot '/mnt/sysimage/ostree/deploy/fedora-workstation/deploy/e4ffb947091f5f9e85cd6a3adfc24583d3d8b25d0590b2d8058c4bb48a14c287.0'... grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg
Dec 03 08:37:36 noname anaconda[1881]: program: /usr/bin/grub2-editenv: error: cannot open `/boot/grub2/grubenv.new': No such file or directory.
Dec 03 08:37:36 noname anaconda[1881]: program: /sbin/grub2-mkconfig: line 268: /boot/grub2/grub.cfg.new: No such file or directory
Dec 03 08:37:36 noname anaconda[1881]: program: Return code: 1
Dec 03 08:37:36 noname anaconda[1881]: anaconda: bootloader: bootloader.write failed: failed to write boot loader configuration

Screenshots and journalctl there -> https://workupload.com/archive/UtzBdAP

How can i get it to work?


#7

Manual or automatic partitioning?


#8

Manual without home, / is on /dev/sdc4. GRUB on sdc + bios_grub sdc1. But whatever i try, it is not working with a separate /home on /dev/sdc6 either.


#9

Are you remembering to create /boot? Have you tried going to manual partitioning, select the option to auto-create partitions, and then manually adjusting them to how you want?