Bug 125976 - Multiple copies of grub.conf installed on system
Multiple copies of grub.conf installed on system
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: grub (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2004-06-14 14:36 EDT by Gareth Bromley
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-06-14 15:30:35 EDT
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Description Gareth Bromley 2004-06-14 14:36:29 EDT
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Description of problem:
A fresh install of Fedora Core 2, installs two copies of grub.conf.

One in /etc/grub.conf and the other /boot/grub/grub.conf. Only
/boot/grub/grub.conf is updated by up2date/RHN.

No packages seem to 'own' grub.conf so I must assume an installer
related issue.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Rebuild box from Fedora Core 2 install CD images

Actual Results:  The two grub.conf files where on the hard disk

Expected Results:  /etc/grub.conf shouldn't have existed?

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My fix is:
- Delete /etc/grub.conf
- link /boot/grub/grub.conf to /etc/grub.conf
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2004-06-14 15:30:35 EDT
/etc/grub.conf is a symlink...

            # make symlink for /etc/grub.conf (config files belong in
            if os.access (instRoot + "/etc/grub.conf", os.R_OK):
                os.rename(instRoot + "/etc/grub.conf",
                          instRoot + "/etc/grub.conf.rpmsave")
            os.symlink("../boot/grub/grub.conf", instRoot +

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