[Test-Announce] Note for people with EFI installs: install grub-efi!
awilliam at redhat.com
Wed Oct 12 15:26:46 UTC 2011
On Wed, 2011-10-12 at 12:29 +0300, Kalev Lember wrote:
> 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.
Yes - it's not that we necessarily intended to leave it that way, but I
wanted to give people a heads-up as the problem exists _now_.
I think b) sounds closer to our goal here, if it does actually work that
way (I thought yum would just pick one of the obsoleting packages).
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