SLES10 not installing boot loader in MBR

Well, as I mentioned in my earlier post, I had some trouble during the week. I was having issues with SLES10 installations not finishing during the bootloader installation phase. After trying out different flavors (as in 10SP2 x64/x86, …), and not having any luck with this, I went searching on Google as a last effort try. Guess what, yet again Google helped me out!

It was pretty simple. Putting /dev/cciss/c0d0 into /boot/grub/ as (hd0) made the grub-installer finish. Now, figuring out how to transfer those information during the installation proved difficult. I was just about to give up, while reading through the AutoYAST documentation, when it struck me. There is even an extra chapter for this stuff, so simply putting the following into my profile solved my issues:

grub via serial console

As I have quite some trouble every time I need grub via serial console, here’s just my personal reminder on how to do it right:

Additionally the agetty entry for ttyS0 in /etc/inittab needs to be uncommented and changed accordingly to the serial speed

Gentoo/hardened and the new toolchain

OK, as some of you have noticed; I prepared my box for the new toolchain, recompiled the stuff Kevin mentioned in the exact same order wrote down in his README, and it looks like it actually works with all my stuff I have on my box; except sys-libs/grub! *sigh*

Apparently, grub segfaults at boot and/or while running it from the chroot in the exact same spot, the new QA warnings complain about ..

So, I unpacked the libc and grub debug files, to get a clue where it’s failing and fed the program execution into gdb and viola:

I’m not yet sure if it really is the same spot, but I’ll let Kevin have a shot at it …