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|Summary:||kernel update writes grub.conf unbootable|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Sean A. Fulop <sfulop>|
|Component:||grubby||Assignee:||Peter Jones <pjones>|
|Status:||CLOSED WONTFIX||QA Contact:||Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>|
|Version:||16||CC:||bcl, gansalmon, itamar, jonathan, kernel-maint, madhu.chinakonda, pjones|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2013-02-13 16:15:58 EST||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Sean A. Fulop 2012-02-17 18:12:45 EST
Description of problem: Latest F16 kernel upgrade, on a system running Grub legacy, automatically wrote new grub.conf lines for new kernel with 'boot' command incorrectly preceding 'initrd' command. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): Latest kernel release How reproducible: Update kernel on a system using Grub legacy Steps to Reproduce: 1. 2. 3. Actual results: Grub does not boot system because commands in wrong order Expected results: Grub should boot system Additional info:
Comment 1 Josh Boyer 2012-02-18 13:13:07 EST
grubby updates grub.conf/grub.cfg
Comment 2 Brian Lane 2012-02-20 11:28:27 EST
Please attach your grub.conf
Comment 3 Sean A. Fulop 2012-02-20 15:04:54 EST
Created attachment 564516 [details] Latest kernel update grub.conf This is the most recent update; grub.conf is incorrect as with the previous update.
Comment 4 Brian Lane 2012-02-20 16:28:04 EST
That is very odd. boot doesn't belong there at all. It should look something like this: title Fedora (126.96.36.199-2.fc15.i686.PAE) root (hd0,1) kernel /vmlinuz-188.8.131.52-2.fc15.i686.PAE ro root=UUID=39e8b140-7e98-4854-a487-b14cdec0096e rd_MD_UUID=d2837937:546d2c82:0bacdb1d:b22012e4 rd_NO_LUKS rd_NO_LVM rd_NO_DM LANG=en_US.UTF-8 SYSFONT=latarcyrheb-sun16 KEYTABLE=us initrd /initramfs-184.108.40.206-2.fc15.i686.PAE.img boot is usually in the comment section, not an active command. Did you edit this yourself? I would guess that a previous boot entry got scrambled and grubby is just copying it when it tries to update (it uses the previous entry as a template for creating a new one).
Comment 5 Sean A. Fulop 2012-02-21 01:28:38 EST
Yes I had to create this myself after doing preupgrade from Fedora 14, because my old grub.conf was wrecked by the preupgrade and not updated to a bootable system--possibly a result of a failed update to grub2. I just used the manual grub commands and put them into the menu.lst to be able to boot my new kernel, providing the entry for what you now see as title "Fedora 16". I have had two kernel updates since then, and both times the boot command is written in the wrong order in grub.conf. I guess I cannot rely on grubby for automatic update when I had to begin with a manually edited grub.conf.
Comment 6 Fedora End Of Life 2013-01-16 11:59:32 EST
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Comment 7 Fedora End Of Life 2013-02-13 16:16:03 EST
Fedora 16 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2013-02-12. Fedora 16 is no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further security or bug fix updates. As a result we are closing this bug. If you can reproduce this bug against a currently maintained version of Fedora please feel free to reopen this bug against that version. Thank you for reporting this bug and we are sorry it could not be fixed.