F17 latest yum update hoses grub.cfg, grubby?

Adam Williamson awilliam at redhat.com
Wed Mar 21 19:55:42 UTC 2012

On Wed, 2012-03-21 at 09:01 -0700, Adam Williamson wrote:

> > Has somebody filed a bz about this issue?  I haven't seen one referenced in the
> > thread.
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=805310
> I haven't yet managed to reproduce, though. I'm running grub2 '1.99-19',
> I installed a kernel package, got no errors, rebooted, and the new
> kernel was booted.
> So it seems this doesn't hit every config, we'll have to figure out what
> the busted configs have in common.
> Can those experiencing issues with the new grub please take a look at
> the bug, check their symptoms match the reporter's symptoms, and provide
> as much info as possible? Thanks.

OK, so we figured this one out (it's triggered if you have the newer
grub2.cfg layout produced by grub2-mkconfig in 1.99-19) and there is a
grubby update which more or less fixes it:


can people please test and karma that? We'll want to pull it into Beta.
Adam Williamson
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