Re: Strange grub behavior w/new kernel

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On 8/2/07, Frank Elsner <[email protected]> wrote:
On Wed, 1 Aug 2007 18:55:01 +0200 Casey Stamper wrote:
> I got home today and updated my laptop w/the latest kernel and other
> updates. When I rebooted, grub automtically went back to the previous
> kernel. I had to manually choose the new one. It's easy enough to fix in
> menu.lst but I thought the default behaviour was to make the latest kernel
> the default.

You can tune this within file /etc/sysconfig/kernel

Mine reads

# UPDATEDEFAULT specifies if new-kernel-pkg should make
# new kernels the default

# DEFAULTKERNEL specifies the default kernel package type

--Frank Elsner

That's nice to know but why did the supposedly default behavior change? I've been through several kernel updates on this machine and IIRC, they booted from the newest kernel upon restart (although I *could* be wrong on this). I know FC6 booted the newest. I run a lot of different distros so maybe my last two or three kernel updates on F7 are getting mixed up in my mind w/the default behavior of other distros. I'll definitely pay closer attention to it next time and tweak /etc/sysconfig/kernel if necessary.

Casey Stamper

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