Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 60953
RFE: upgrade does not offer to keep GRUB password
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:40:49 EDT
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Description of problem:
Choosing the Upgrade option in the installer and choosing GRUB as the boot
loader doesn't offer an option to keep the existing GRUB password unchanged.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Do a minimal install of beta2, with grub as the boot loader, with a password.
2.Decide to install more packages, so start over and choose upgrade
3.Choose GRUB as the boot loader again.
4.Get to the GRUB password screen (in text mode)
Actual Results: There's no option to keep the existing password unchanged.
Expected Results: I wish there were such an option.
I haven't verified whether the original password is retained if I choose `No
password'. I hope not, because it would be misleading at best.
It's not... this is because we don't actually preserve the grub config on an
upgrade. Which is somewhat broken, but the changes to not do this weren't going
to be ready for the accelerated Hampton schedule. Ugh :(
I'll see what I can do on this later this week
I've changed the way bootloader configuration is handled on upgrades. Testing
of this for the next beta would be much appreciated (basically, now you get a
choice of just updating your current config, doing nothing, or creating a new
* test tree Skipkjack-re0320.0 i386
* test case i386/English/Worlstation/CDROM/GUI plus
i386/English/Upgrade existing system/CDROM/GUI
* test case i386/English/Upgrade/CDROM/GUI/From 7.2
- First instalation OK. Grub set up with password.
- On the update from Skipjack to Skipjack, I selected to
install further packages and the default bootloader option
(Update existing installation). The update respected the Grub
- On the update from 7.2 to Skipjack, update respected the Grub