Bug 174360 - Feature req.: "lilo -R" for grub - set boot option for next reboot only
Feature req.: "lilo -R" for grub - set boot option for next reboot only
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: grub (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Peter Jones
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Reported: 2005-11-28 09:43 EST by James Baum
Modified: 2008-03-09 21:07 EDT (History)
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Description James Baum 2005-11-28 09:43:26 EST
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Description of problem:
On a multi-boot system it is nice to be able to say
"lilo -R 'image'; reboot"
This is not possible with the shipped version of grub.

This is described and fixed in
--- QUOTE FROM lilo(8) man page ---
-R command line
This option sets the default command for the boot loader the next time it 
executes. The boot loader will then erase this
line: this is a once-only command. It is typically used in reboot scripts, just 
before calling `shutdown -r'. Used without any arguments, it will cancel a lock-
ed or fallback command line.
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This appears to have been fixed in CVS. I have not tried or tested it, but it 
seems easy enough to get a newer version.
Comment 1 Sorin Sbarnea 2006-12-14 12:51:29 EST
This would be very useful for any kernel upgrade. I would suggest even that
after a kernel upgrade if the boot fails to fallback to the las know good config.
Comment 2 Christian Iseli 2007-01-22 05:57:29 EST
This report targets the FC3 or FC4 products, which have now been EOL'd.

Could you please check that it still applies to a current Fedora release, and
either update the target product or close it ?

Comment 3 petrosyan 2008-03-09 21:07:39 EDT
Fedora Core 4 is no longer maintained.

Setting status to "INSUFFICIENT_DATA". If you can reproduce this bug in the
current Fedora release, please reopen this bug and assign it to the
corresponding Fedora version.

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