Craig White wrote: > On Thu, 2007-09-27 at 14:58 -0500, Mikkel L. Ellertson wrote: >> Craig White wrote: >>> I have some Dell 320's and never was able to make grub boot these >>> things. Based upon other information I found on bugzilla, I ended up >>> simply installing lilo and they boot fine - no problem. >>> >>> whenever I update (i.e. yum update), and a new kernel is installed, it >>> fails to execute the grub update (mumbles something on screen) but never >>> executes a lilo update which of course is an issue. It does however >>> change /etc/lilo.conf to reflect the newly installed kernel. >>> >>> Is there some configuration change I can make so that when yum/rpm >>> installs a new kernel that lilo is actually executed so that the boot >>> blocks are changed. >> You may want to take a look at the grubby man page. It is the >> program that does the update. From a brief look, it looks like you >> may be able to modify the grub.conf file to have grubby update lilo. >> But it isn't clear if this just affects the config file, or if >> grubby will really run lilo. > ---- > evidently the light bulb just isn't going off at all. grubby simply > seems to be the program that would be used by postinstall scripts and as > a command line, it's dense and inpenetrable except for single argument > install of specific kernel. > > [[email protected] ~]# grubby --lilo --set-default=/boot > --info=/etc/lilo.conf > grubby: kernel not found > > [[email protected] ~]# grubby --lilo --info=/etc/lilo.conf > grubby: kernel not found > > [[email protected] ~]# grubby --bootloader-probe > --config-file /etc/lilo.conf > grubby: cannot specify config file with --bootloader-probe > > [[email protected] ~]# grubby --bootloader-probe > grubby: unable to open /boot/boot.b: No such file or directory > > [[email protected] ~]# grubby --bootloader-probe --lilo > grubby: unable to open /boot/boot.b: No such file or directory > > [[email protected] ~]# grubby --lilo --config-file /etc/lilo.conf > grubby: no action specified > I took a good look at the install script in the kernel RPM. You may want to take a look at /sbin/new-kernel-pkg and how it calls grubby. The section that is supposed to deside if lilo is run is: # if we have a lilo config on an x86 box, see if the default boot loader # is lilo to determine if it should be run if [ -n "$cfgLilo" -a -n "$isx86" ]; then runLilo=$($grubby --bootloader-probe | grep lilo) fi Mikkel -- Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!
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