Bug 187354 - rpm kernel package remove corrupts grub.conf
Summary: rpm kernel package remove corrupts grub.conf
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mkinitrd
Version: 5
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Peter Jones
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Whiteboard: bzcl34nup
Depends On:
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Reported: 2006-03-30 12:25 UTC by Gerald Werner
Modified: 2008-05-06 15:42 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2008-05-06 15:42:24 UTC

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Description Gerald Werner 2006-03-30 12:25:21 UTC
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
Actual results:

Expected results:

Additional info:

Comment 1 Bug Zapper 2008-04-04 02:22:27 UTC
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Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2008-05-06 15:42:22 UTC
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