Fedora 16 Update: grub2-1.99-5.fc16

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Wed Sep 7 03:40:18 UTC 2011


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Fedora Update Notification
FEDORA-2011-12215
2011-09-07 03:18:00
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Name        : grub2
Product     : Fedora 16
Version     : 1.99
Release     : 5.fc16
URL         : http://www.gnu.org/software/grub/
Summary     : Bootloader with support for Linux, Multiboot and more
Description :
The GRand Unified Bootloader (GRUB) is a highly configurable and customizable
bootloader with modular architecture.  It support rich varietyof kernel formats,
file systems, computer architectures and hardware devices.

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Update Information:

GRUB 1.99 Final.

A notable change over the previous grub2 builds in updates-testing (1.99-1 - 1.99-4) is that this one should properly upgrade any older grub2 versions without rendering the system unbootable.


How to test this update
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Short version:

 - Update to -5
 - Profit

Long version:

 - Install the version of grub2 that was shipped with F16 Alpha (grub2-1.99-0.2.fc16). And make sure the system boots, otherwise the following tests are meaningless!
 - Upgrade to -5, system should still be bootable;
 - yum reinstall -5, system should still be bootable.
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ChangeLog:

* Sat Sep  3 2011 Kalev Lember <kalevlember at gmail.com> - 1.99-5
- Fix upgrades from grub2 < 1.99-4 (#735259)
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References:

  [ 1 ] Bug #678456 - GRUB 2 requires os-prober to detect other installed operating systems
        https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=678456
  [ 2 ] Bug #734959 - grub2 needs to require 'which'
        https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=734959
  [ 3 ] Bug #735259 - after updating grub2, booting drops me to grub rescue prompt
        https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=735259
  [ 4 ] Bug #735430 - F15 -> F16 update wipes grub2 installation / destroys GRUB2 boot loader
        https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=735430
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This update can be installed with the "yum" update program.  Use 
su -c 'yum update grub2' at the command line.
For more information, refer to "Managing Software with yum",
available at http://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/.

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