View Full Version : Weird thing rebuilding the boot sector on F7

5th September 2007, 07:22 AM

Tonite I helped a friend rebuilt the MBR on his new FC7 box. We did it over an Instant Messenger window, so some details might be a bit fuzzy. I had him boot the rescue cd (boot: linux rescue) then:

chroot /mnt/sysimage
grub-install /dev/sda

After a while we figure out that the /dev directory of sysimage was EMPTY :confused: . so I proceeded to create sda using mknod, then the grub-install worked OK and he was able to boot his machine. :D

I have done a rescue procedure on FC4, never on F7, but the /dev directory of sysimage had the necesary devices for grub-install to work. Is this a new thing on F7? Or is it a bug?

5th September 2007, 09:13 AM
One thing you could do is try the current rawhide test livecd

Install it and then do the rescue mode to repeat the problem.

If it is still there then file a bug so it will be fixed for later F8 releases.

Many of us would have no idea about doing what you did to get around the problem.