Random kernel update breakage
mrsam at courier-mta.com
Wed Aug 25 02:29:54 UTC 2010
Every once in a while, something breaks when a kernel update gets installed.
It doesn't happen every time, I'd say that once in every thirty or so kernel
updates, grub fails to come up after a subsequent reboot.
This is just a minor annoyance -- I'd have to boot the install CD in rescue
mode, let it mount Fedora on /mnt/sysimage, chroot to it, and execute
/sbin/grub-install -- but I'm wondering if anyone else is seeing this.
This just happened again -- after installing 126.96.36.199-149.fc13, rebooting my
laptop only results in a black screen, with a BIOS cursor uselessly blinking
away in the top-left corner. Whip out the rescue CD, and now a few minutes
later I'm back in business.
But then, I updated a different server to 188.8.131.52-149.fc13, and it booted
the new kernel just fine. Previously, this same server got similarly
de-grubbed by an earlier kernel update, but the laptop had no issues being
updated to the same kernel.
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