[Mageia-discuss] Bug or Feature?
imnotpc at Rock3d.net
Sat Apr 7 18:16:33 CEST 2012
On 04/07/2012 09:35 AM, Frank Griffin wrote:
> On 04/07/2012 08:51 AM, imnotpc wrote:
>> I just discovered that when a new kernel package is installed the
>> grub menu entry is added to the bottom rather than the top. The
>> result is that the original kernel remains the default and new
>> kernels not used. Most of my systems are only accessed through ssh so
>> I had no idea the new kernels weren't being used and this only came
>> to my attention today when another update, probably dbus, broke the
>> old kernel and hung all my boxes during reboot.
>> I would think that if you install an update the expectation is that
>> it would be used by default. I haven't had time to check yet, but
>> this may also be the cause of other bugs I've been having. Is this a
>> bug or intended behavior?
> Not so. The default uses the symlinks for vmlinuz and initrd which
> are version-independent, and the kernel install redefines them to
> point to the new kernel. The entry tacked on to the end uses the new
> versoins by name, and is there so that after the next new kernel comes
> along you'll have an entry to boot this one if you need to.
So the first and last menu entry are the same most recent version? Then
this is probably a bug since the symlink entry won't boot but the entry
at the bottom that lists the version by name boots fine.
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