Fedora 16 grub2-mkconfig

Michael Schwendt mschwendt at gmail.com
Thu Nov 3 10:52:16 UTC 2011

On Thu, 3 Nov 2011 11:34:53 +0200, NG (Nicolae) wrote:

> After running grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg, I saw that
> /boot/grub2/grub.cfg was not updated.
> grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg
> Generating grub.cfg ...
> Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-3.1.0-5.fc16.x86_64
> Found initrd image: /boot/initramfs-3.1.0-5.fc16.x86_64.img
>  No volume groups found
> Found Windows 7 (loader) on /dev/sda1
> Found Mac OS X on /dev/sda3
> Instead  /boot/grub2/grub.cfg.new was created, and it did not contain
> my custom menu entry.
> What am I doing wrong ? Am I missing a step ?

/sbin/grub2-mkconfig is just a shell script. grub.cfg.new is the temporary
file it uses for creating and verifying the new config file. Based on your
output quoted above you could find out where the script stops unexpectedly
and without printing an error message. Especially if the problem is
reproducible for you, it shouldn't be difficult to debug the script.

Fedora release 16 (Verne) - Linux 3.1.0-5.fc16.x86_64
loadavg: 0.00 0.08 0.10

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