Bug 78713 - grubby replaces grub.conf symlink with file?
grubby replaces grub.conf symlink with file?
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: mkinitrd (Show other bugs)
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i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Erik Troan
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2002-11-27 23:30 EST by Jonathan Kamens
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:48 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-01-14 16:15:55 EST
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Description Jonathan Kamens 2002-11-27 23:30:12 EST
At some point in the past when I installed grub, /boot/grub/menu.lst was created
as a regular file and /boot/grub/grub.conf was created as a symlink to it.

Recently, when I installed a new Red Hat kernel when mkinitrd-3.4.32-1 was
installed, grub.conf was changed from a symlink to a regular file, different
from menu.lst.  As a result, I kept editing menu.lst and couldn't understand why
my changes weren't having any effect.

I think the tools which edit grub.conf need to understand that it may be a
symbolic link and, if it is, preserve that link and edit the file to which it
points.
Comment 1 Erik Troan 2003-01-14 16:15:55 EST
agreed -- this will be in mkinitrd > 3.4.34

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