Ok, my host install FC4 with lilo, so I update to F8. I suppose the
update script from Fedora keep lilo and don't use grub at all.
Now how can I reinstall lilo to make boot.b appears. I have only one
I am not sure that my system will reboot properly without this file,
am i right ?
On Thu, Jun 26, 2008 at 8:42 PM, Michael Schwendt <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 26 Jun 2008 09:27:46 -0700, Craig White wrote:
>> On Thu, 2008-06-26 at 18:08 +0200, Michael Schwendt wrote:
>> > On Thu, 26 Jun 2008 08:16:58 -0700, Craig White wrote:
>> > > watching this thread with interest.
>> > >
>> > > I have several Dell Optiplex 320's that will not boot with grub but will
>> > > boot with lilo and so I have lilo installed on them.
>> > Is this problem known upstream?
>> very much so
> Those are about grub and the kernel. If you think grubby suffers from a
> bug when updating LILO installations, grubby is part of the "mkinitrd"
>> > > Unfortunately though, kernel updates do produce the error above (unable
>> > > to open /boot/boot.b) generated by grubby. Is there any way around
>> > > getting grubby to re-run lilo to execute an update when new kernels are
>> > > installed?
>> > With LILO, no. LILO must be rewritten with every change in lilo.conf.
>> > GRUB, on the contrary, must not be rewritten after modifying grub.conf,
>> > because it can read the ext2/ext3 fs directly to load its config file.
>> > If you're interested in where grubby is executed, take a look at
>> > /sbin/new-kernel-pkg which is called by the "kernel" package scriptlets.
>> been there...never could figure out what to change
>> as noted here...
> Well, if you have reason to believe that grubby does something wrong,
> find out what it does wrong. Run it manually, it has a man page, too.
> And /boot/boot.b must exist when it is specified in lilo.conf. Do you
> say that grubby deletes that file by accident?
> And if you're really fed up with grubby, you could modify new-kernel-pkg
> to execute your own lilo-update script/program instead of grubby.
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