grub conflicts grub2

Christian Menzel christian.menzel at
Mon Oct 10 16:46:07 UTC 2011

On Mon, Oct 10, 2011 at 7:02 AM, Adam Williamson <awilliam at>wrote:

> On Sun, 2011-10-09 at 12:43 +0200, Christian Menzel wrote:
> >
> >
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> >
> > I have F16 running on a ThinkPad X220 and therefore a EFI setup with
> > both grub and grub2 installed.
> >
> >
> > Today yum wants to update (among others) the kernel and grub as well
> > as grub2.
> > But a conflict is reported stating: 1:grub-0.97-79.fc16.x86_64 has
> > installed conflicts grub2: 1:grub2-1.99-6.fc16.x86_64.
> >
> >
> > Should I try the suggested --skip-broken switch? I don't want to end
> > up with an unbootable system.
> What's eventually going to happen is that grub2 will replace grub and
> you'll have to write a new config manually. You can beat the rush and do
> it now - install grub2, remove grub (you can use yum shell mode to do
> this without any complaints), run 'grub2-mkconfig
> -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg' then 'grub2-install /dev/whatever' ,
> where /dev/whatever is the device you want to boot from.
Thanks for your answer, I appreciate it, but are you sure this also works
with UEFI?
Is it really /boot/grub2/grub.cfg? The installation created two partitions
sda1 which was mounted as /boot/efi and is 6GB big and sda2 mount as /boot
which is just 500MB big. Does your approach mean that /boot/efi is not used
anymore after the switch to grub2? And why were grub and grub2 installed in
parallel, I didn't do it manually.

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