Bug 78713 - grubby replaces grub.conf symlink with file?
Summary: grubby replaces grub.conf symlink with file?
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: mkinitrd
Version: 1.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Erik Troan
QA Contact: David Lawrence
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Reported: 2002-11-28 04:30 UTC by Jonathan Kamens
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:48 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-01-14 21:15:55 UTC

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Description Jonathan Kamens 2002-11-28 04:30:12 UTC
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

Comment 1 Erik Troan 2003-01-14 21:15:55 UTC
agreed -- this will be in mkinitrd > 3.4.34

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