[Mageia-discuss] Bug or Feature?

imnotpc 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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