Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 174360
Feature req.: "lilo -R" for grub - set boot option for next reboot only
Last modified: 2008-03-09 21:07:39 EDT
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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.
--- END OF QUOTE ---
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
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.
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.
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 ?
Fedora Core 4 is no longer maintained.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.