Bug 567201 - Do not change default grub.conf entry - if the default is not a Linux kernel
Do not change default grub.conf entry - if the default is not a Linux kernel
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: grubby (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Peter Jones
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Reported: 2010-02-22 02:58 EST by Yaniv Kaul
Modified: 2013-07-03 21:46 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-12-03 17:31:01 EST
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Description Yaniv Kaul 2010-02-22 02:58:37 EST
Description of problem:
(I'm not sure I'm opening the bug on the right component).
In my grub.conf, the default entry is not to boot a Linux kernel but a different OS (I have dual-boot computer). However, after every kernel update, the default is changed - to the new kernel. This is understandable it the previous default was an older Linux kernel, but this is not the case here - it's actually a different OS.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Have the default boot entry in grub.conf point to a non-Linux boot
2. Update the kernel.
Actual results:
The default in grub.conf changes to the new kernel.

Expected results:
Should not change the default in grub.conf

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Comment 1 Bug Zapper 2010-11-03 17:36:33 EDT
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Comment 2 Yaniv Kaul 2010-11-04 01:20:57 EDT
AFAIK, the bug is still relevant.
Comment 3 Vic 2010-11-10 16:04:59 EST
This bug is certainly in Fedora 13.

This is a potential show-stopper: I'm managing to get some customers interested in dual-booting as a prelude to weaning them away from Windows. This sort of bug means they just remove Fedora completely.

Please do not ignore this bug. I will refile it against F13 if necessary (and F14, ...)

Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2010-12-03 17:31:01 EST
Fedora 12 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2010-12-02. Fedora 12 is 
no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further 
security or bug fix updates. As a result we are closing this bug.

If you can reproduce this bug against a currently maintained version of 
Fedora please feel free to reopen this bug against that version.

Thank you for reporting this bug and we are sorry it could not be fixed.
Comment 5 Yaniv Kaul 2010-12-04 01:59:46 EST
Also happened in F13, and I expect the next kernel update in F14 to do the same.

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