Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 444910
If /boot isn't mounted, shouldn't yum mount it when doing kernel updates?
Last modified: 2014-01-21 18:02:33 EST
Description of problem:
I have /etc/fstab set to not mount /boot automatically.
If I forget to mount it prior to running yum, and there's a kernel update,
It installs kernel images in the /boot directory, and doesn't update grub.conf
(for obvious reasons...)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
I've noticed this on a i686 system, but my guess is I'll find it on my x86_64
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Change the /etc/fstab line for the /boot partition to:
LABEL=/boot /boot ext3 noauto 1 2
2. Run yum update when a new kernel is being pushed down.
3. It puts the kernal image and other files that would go into the boot
partition into /boot, and does nothing to grub. It also doesn't appear to report
It seems like the update process for kernel installs should check to see if the
boot partition is mounted, and if not, try to mount it. (I like to keep it
unmounted so that it handles irregular shutdowns better since it isn't a
journaled file system...
ah... I just noticed that the boot partition is an ext3...
yah. this isn't a bug.