Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 852541
Add a documented way to disable grub2 configuration updates
Last modified: 2013-08-01 05:01:39 EDT
Description of problem:
Fedora's kernel packages call /sbin/new-kernel-pkg when they are upgraded,
to update to bootloader configuration to match the newly installed kernel.
Instead of the stock way to maintain grub2 configuration, the
local administrator might want to:
1) Use some other automatic grub2 configuration update mechanism, or
2) Write a static hand-written grub2 configuration
When looking at man page of new-kernel-pkg or other documentation included
in the grubby package, there seems to be no documented way to disable
the automatic bootloader configuration changes.
By reading source of new-kernel-pkg, there seems to at least be an easy-ish
workaround to disabling the update by making /etc/grub2.cfg point to some
other place. However, this might break in case the update logic in
new-kernel-pkg gets changed.
Having some documented and supported way to do this would be convenient.
Sorry for the trouble, in case there actually is a documented way to
disable grub2 configuration management that I just did not notice.
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