Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 208272
No facility to change grub alone.
Last modified: 2008-08-07 13:14:05 EDT
Description of problem:
If grub is installed in the wrong boot-sector by mistake, during an otherwise
successful full install, there is no way to correct this without a complete
repeat of the install - all 4 CDs. This is because the message "No kernel
packages have been changed so your grub will not be altered" (or some such) is
issued, despite changes to the grub configuration being offered (and made)
That seems to me to be plainly a bug...
I have experienced it twice now, once with Fedora5 and once with RHEL4U4 on
servers with non-standard boot-sequences.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): N/A
Steps to Reproduce:
1. On a good system, boot on the install CD1 used originally.
2. Choose "upgrade" and add an extra grub option and/or change boot-drive
3. Complete "upgrade" - note message.
Changes NOT effected.
grub only to be changed
*** Bug 208273 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 208274 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Sorry for the two duplicates - there seems to be a bug in your bugzilla:-
On completing entry of the bug, the nornal aknowledgement page was rapidly
replaced by a page saying "Void or invalid Product Name - use 'Back' button to
correct" (or some such), even though "Red Hat Enterprise Linux" had clearly
Obeying that instruction results in duplicates!
Joel - this looks like something that will be fixed up by your work on FirstAidKit.
This is now available in the next firstaidkit version. coming to you soon in f10 :) FYI firstaidkit 0.2.2. And it will be in the next major RHEL release.