F17 latest yum update hoses grub.cfg, grubby?

Adam Williamson awilliam at redhat.com
Wed Mar 21 05:53:20 UTC 2012

On Tue, 2012-03-20 at 23:43 -0600, Chris Murphy wrote:
> On Mar 20, 2012, at 8:56 PM, Adam Williamson wrote:
> > I'm guessing it's the new grub2. I think I've seen another report of
> > problems installing new kernels after the grub2 update, but I don't see
> > any bug filed. Can someone file a bug on this, please?
> When I boot from Fedora-17-Beta-TC2-x86_64-Live-XFCE.iso and rpm -qa for grub2 I get:
> grub2-1.99-19.fc17.x86_64
> When I boot from the yum updated version of this on hdd, I also get:
> grub2-1.99-19.fc17.x86_64
> It doesn't seem the yum update included an update to grub2 proper. I'm
> not sure this is a grub2 bug. Is grubby still being used after kernel
> updates? Or is anaconda calling grub2-mkconfig? Whatever modified
> grub.cfg is what caused the problem.

The yum update didn't update grub, but it did update the kernel. This is
the first time you have done a kernel update via yum with the new grub2.

grubby updates the grub.cfg file.
Adam Williamson
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