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Bug 1721589 - 'bootloader.write failed: boot loader install failed' on Highbank(ecx-1000)
Summary: 'bootloader.write failed: boot loader install failed' on Highbank(ecx-1000)
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: extlinux-bootloader
Version: 30
Hardware: armhfp
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Dennis Gilmore
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
Blocks: ARMTracker
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2019-06-18 15:46 UTC by Paul Whalen
Modified: 2020-05-26 18:21 UTC (History)
9 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2020-05-26 18:21:57 UTC
Type: Bug

Attachments (Terms of Use)
anaconda log (34.33 KB, text/plain)
2019-06-18 15:46 UTC, Paul Whalen
no flags Details
storage log (222.32 KB, text/plain)
2019-06-18 15:47 UTC, Paul Whalen
no flags Details
program log (79.49 KB, text/plain)
2019-06-18 15:48 UTC, Paul Whalen
no flags Details

Description Paul Whalen 2019-06-18 15:46:00 UTC
Description of problem:
Attempting to install Fedora 30 on a highbank(ecx-1000) hits an error when installing the bootloader:

Verifying xkeyboard-config.noarch (300/301)                                    
Verifying zchunk-libs.armv7hl (301/301)
Installing boot loader

 The following error occurred while installing the boot loader. The system will
 not be bootable. Would you like to ignore this and continue with installation?

 boot loader install failed

Please respond 'yes' or 'no': yes

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
anaconda 30.25.3-4.fc30

How reproducible:
every time

Additional info:
Continuing the installation after the error the system boots as expected. 

from anaconda.log
00:43:40,900 DBG bootloader.installation: Installing the boot loader.
00:43:40,901 INF bootloader.installation: boot loader stage1 target device is sda
00:43:40,903 INF bootloader.installation: boot loader stage2 target device is sda1
00:43:40,972 INF bootloader.extlinux: used boot args: root=/dev/mapper/fedora_calxeda--arm--soc--02-root ro console=ttyAMA0 
00:43:40,976 INF bootloader.extlinux: used boot args: root=/dev/mapper/fedora_calxeda--arm--soc--02-root ro console=ttyAMA0 
00:43:41,113 ERR bootloader.installation: bootloader.write failed: boot loader install failed

Comment 1 Paul Whalen 2019-06-18 15:46:35 UTC
Created attachment 1581772 [details]
anaconda log

Comment 2 Paul Whalen 2019-06-18 15:47:50 UTC
Created attachment 1581773 [details]
storage log

Comment 3 Paul Whalen 2019-06-18 15:48:36 UTC
Created attachment 1581774 [details]
program log

Comment 4 Vendula Poncova 2019-06-19 13:50:08 UTC
From program.log:

00:43:41,034 INF program: Running in chroot '/mnt/sysimage'... extlinux --install /boot/extlinux
00:43:41,109 INF program: sed: can't read /etc/sysconfig/uboot: No such file or directory
00:43:41,111 DBG program: Return code: 2


Comment 5 Ben Cotton 2020-04-30 20:24:29 UTC
This message is a reminder that Fedora 30 is nearing its end of life.
Fedora will stop maintaining and issuing updates for Fedora 30 on 2020-05-26.
It is Fedora's policy to close all bug reports from releases that are no longer
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Comment 6 Ben Cotton 2020-05-26 18:21:57 UTC
Fedora 30 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2020-05-26. Fedora 30 is
no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further
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