Preupgrade behavior or bug?

Thomas Janssen thomasj at
Tue Jan 26 10:48:12 UTC 2010

2010/1/26 Cristian Sava <csava at>:
> On Tue, 2010-01-26 at 11:08 +0100, Thomas Janssen wrote:
>> 2010/1/26 Cristian Sava <csava at>:
>> > Hi all,
>> > I usually manually upgrade my fedora systems but tried using preupgrade
>> > in multiboot configurations.
>> > If windows is the boot manager ...
>> > Why update configuration in preupgrade change the boot flag, leaving an
>> > unbootable system or with other boot order?
>> > Sure, it's easy fixable but not desirable.
>> > So why?
>> How is preupgrade supposed to change the windows bootloader? If you
>> think you have to use the windows bootloader, you have to fix it every
>> update/upgrade
>> --
>> LG Thomas
>> Dubium sapientiae initium
> By the way,
> Do you understand what the boot flag is and for what?
> Hint: "fdisk /dev/sda" and toggle boot flag.
> So why to change this on upgrading in some environments?

Preupgrade never changed a boot flag here. And i have "some"
environments. What i do not have is a windows and i would never use
the windows bootloader. But to each their own. So, what are you doing,
or with other words, what's so special in your environment? Playing
around with bootorder in bios to workaround some mess?

LG Thomas

Dubium sapientiae initium

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