[Test-Announce] Note for people with EFI installs: install grub-efi!

Kalev Lember kalevlember at gmail.com
Wed Oct 12 09:29:19 UTC 2011

On 10/12/2011 04:17 AM, Adam Williamson wrote:
> Hey, folks. There's a grub update in updates-testing atm (being pushed
> stable soon) which splits the EFI stuff off into a new grub-efi
> subpackage. If you have an EFI install of F16 you will need to have
> grub-efi installed or else your system won't boot any more. So, if you
> have an EFI install, install the grub-efi package!

Turning Beta installs into unbootable bricks doesn't sound very good. If
installing grub-efi on upgrades is enough to make it work, this should
be easy to solve.

I can think of two ways to convince yum to always install grub-efi on
 a) have grub2 require grub-efi; or
 b) have grub-efi obsolete grub.

I would personally prefer (a), but (b) should also work. grub2 is
already obsoleting grub, and if grub-efi was made to _also_ obsolete
grub, then yum should install _both_ grub2 and grub-efi on upgrades.


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