Bug 190167 - grubby activates the wrong kernel variant as default
Summary: grubby activates the wrong kernel variant as default
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mkinitrd
Version: 5
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Peter Jones
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Whiteboard: bzcl34nup
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2006-04-28 13:57 UTC by Nils Philippsen
Modified: 2008-04-04 11:13 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2008-04-04 11:13:55 UTC

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Description Nils Philippsen 2006-04-28 13:57:05 UTC
Description of problem:

When updating kernel* packages, grubby activates the wrong variant as default,
i.e. xen0 instead of UP on one machine (Athlon 1400) and smp instead of UP on
another (Athlon 700).

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Update kernel* packages
2. check "default" in /boot/grub/grub.conf
Actual results:
default kernel from a different variant

Expected results:
default kernel from same variant

Comment 1 Nils Philippsen 2006-05-03 16:18:01 UTC
I've seen this again with the update to 2.6.16-1.2107_FC5, it defaulted to the
xen0 variant even though it defaulted to the UP variant previously.

Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2008-04-04 02:47:07 UTC
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Comment 3 Nils Philippsen 2008-04-04 11:13:55 UTC
It seems to me that grubby activates whatever is configured in

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