Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 755270
No recovery mode in boot-menu after kernel update
Last modified: 2011-11-25 11:22:51 EST
Description of problem:
MY boot-menu has only one recovery mode entry for the first stock fedora 16 kernel. All newer kernels installed via yum update have no recovery mode entries.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Fedora 16 and verify boot-menu (should contain one kernel with recovery mode)
2. Run yum update (should install a newer kernel)
3. Check once again the boot-menu. New kernel has no recovery mode
No recovery mode in boot-menu for updated kernels
Each kernel should have a recovery mode in boot-menu. E.g. 3 kernels should have 6 entries in the boot-menu (one for normal operation one for recovery mode)
The lack of recovery entries is not a bug.
It could be considered a bug that recovery entries are created at all - see bug 751898.
*** Bug 755411 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Recovery modes are present in all major distros for a long time now and since Fedora 16 its becoming a bug? 751898 states this as well and boot-menu passwords are the only real solution along with disk-encryption to secure your OS from unauthorized access (like booting from a live-cd or USB and mounting your harddisk). Could someone advice how to configure "back" recovery-option if its still considered as a bug so the will show up after each kernel update automatically?
(In reply to comment #3)
> Recovery modes are present in all major distros for a long time now and since
> Fedora 16 its becoming a bug?
That is not correct.
Recovery or not is discussed on bug 751898 - that is where you should comment if you want to influence anything.
*** Bug 756485 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***