Bug 975972 - kernel update destroys grub.cfg - machine unbootable
kernel update destroys grub.cfg - machine unbootable
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: grubby (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
unspecified Severity urgent
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Assigned To: Rich Megginson
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2013-06-19 13:23 EDT by David A. De Graaf
Modified: 2014-02-05 16:53 EST (History)
7 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2014-02-05 16:53:09 EST
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Errors in grub.cfg after kernel update; and other grub2 issues (5.94 KB, text/plain)
2013-06-19 13:23 EDT, David A. De Graaf
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Description David A. De Graaf 2013-06-19 13:23:51 EDT
Created attachment 763066 [details]
Errors in grub.cfg after kernel update; and other grub2 issues

Description of problem:
Recent yum update creates defective grub.cnf; machine unbootable

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Once is too often!

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Run yum update
2.  reboot

Actual results:
Boot fails, utterly

Expected results:
Successful boot into new kernel

Additional info:
Details are in attachment.
Comment 1 Mads Kiilerich 2013-08-18 19:49:45 EDT
There is a lot of frustrated ranting and incorrect statements in the attachment. That do not help when filing a bug report - quite the opposite.

Modification of grub.cfg on kernel updates is handled by grubby - reassigning.
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