Replacing grubby with grub2-mkconfig in kernel install process

drago01 drago01 at
Sun Jun 17 18:15:46 UTC 2012

On Sun, Jun 17, 2012 at 9:31 AM, Reindl Harald <h.reindl at> wrote:
> Am 17.06.2012 06:08, schrieb Ben Rosser:
>> In Fedora 17, when you install grub2 and generate a fresh config file, that config is produced by grub2-mkconfig.
>> However, when you install a kernel update, the kernel's entry is added to the grub2 boot menu by grubby.
>> This produces messy grub boot menus. The entries added by grubby read something like "Fedora (%kernel_version)".
>> grub2-mkconfig, on the other hand, only displays one "Fedora Linux" boot option and places the other kernels and
>> their recovery mode environments in a submenu called "Advanced Options".
> please do not, grubby is a stable piece of software over many years and

I don't really care much about the which tool is being used to update
grub entries as long as it works but  please refrain from arguments
that are
based on "foo has been in use for many years". That means nothing.

By that logic we could just stop development today.

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