Bug 524000 - grub once documentation confusing
Summary: grub once documentation confusing
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: grub
Version: 13
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Peter Jones
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-09-17 14:50 UTC by Andi Kleen
Modified: 2010-06-28 15:37 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2010-06-28 14:42:28 UTC
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Description Andi Kleen 2009-09-17 14:50:24 UTC
Description of problem:

Booting a kernel only once is very important for kernel hacking on remote

When I look into "info grub" it documents a complicated method (default=saved etc.) that doesn't work in my testing. Also it refers
to programs (grub-set-default) which are not included

After googling I found savedefault --once --default=X 
which works (and is much nicer than the complicated method
in the info file), but is undocumented.

So please remove the not working version from the documentation 
and replace it with a pointer to the working version.

Also some other distros (e.g. suse) have a "grubonce" script
that makes this all very easy and straight forward. Any chance
of adopting that script too in the rpm?

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Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2010-06-28 14:42:28 UTC
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Comment 3 Andi Kleen 2010-06-28 15:37:46 UTC
Dear Fedora, ignoring bug reports does not make the bugs go away,
as much as you would like that to be the case.

Comment 4 Andi Kleen 2010-06-28 15:37:46 UTC
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