Bug 821119 - Grub 2 with kdm : no entry in reboot menu if GRUB_DEFAULT=0
Grub 2 with kdm : no entry in reboot menu if GRUB_DEFAULT=0
Product: Fedora
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Component: kdebase-workspace (Show other bugs)
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Reported: 2012-05-12 01:43 EDT by dominique
Modified: 2013-08-01 07:43 EDT (History)
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Description dominique 2012-05-12 01:43:52 EDT
I use KDE, and in KDM menu there is an option to see the grub2 menu in the windows of reboot menu see here : http://pix.toile-libre.org/upload/original/1336677488.jpg

But this option only work if GRUB_DEFAULT is set to saved in /etc/default/grub

If it's set to 0 (GRUB_DEFAULT=0 ,reboot on last installed kernel) this menu don't appear.

It's boring, because when a new kernel is installed, you must choose this kernel in grub menu to boot in.

Is it a bug or is there a special configuration in /etc/default/grub for booting on the last installed kernel ?
Comment 1 Mads Kiilerich 2012-05-12 03:53:30 EDT
Related: Bug 768106 - grubby does not support grub2 set default="${saved_entry}" and replaces with "0"

I don't know what this KDM menu is and what it is supposed to do. I will reassign to something in the direction of KDE. It seems like it doesn't do the right thing ... and if it does then it will have to describe in technical details what the problem in GRUB is.
Comment 2 Rex Dieter 2012-05-12 21:41:15 EDT
Kdm has a feature to allow one to set what entry to use on next boot

For background, see also bug #785849 and bug #785378
Comment 3 Mads Kiilerich 2012-05-13 04:34:11 EDT
Ok, so please give a short summary of what KDM do to list and set boot options.
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