Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 187354
rpm kernel package remove corrupts grub.conf
Last modified: 2008-05-06 11:42:24 EDT
Description of problem: On a multi-boot system, a rpm remove of a kernel
package corrupted the /boot/grub/grub.conf file. see details below
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): I have the latest
FC5 packages installed 3/29/06.
How reproducible: Partition 2 was FC4 and then it was upgraded to FC5 with the
boot updated also. Later partition 1 was reformatted and had FC5 installed
without a boot update. I added a boot entry to the grub.conf on partition 2 and
put a copy on partition 1 in /boot/grub/grub.conf. Then I did a "yum update" on
partition 1 and rebooted. Then I did a "rpm -ev OLD-KERNEL" on partition 1
after which the boot entry for partition 2 was found missing in the partition 1
/boot/grub/grub.conf file. The kernel version for partition 2 was the same as
the kernel version being removed on partition 1.
Steps to Reproduce: see above
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