[CentOS] Uniprocessor kernel booted after YUM update

Dr R L Oswald L.Oswald at cranfield.ac.uk
Wed Sep 21 10:26:58 UTC 2005


Mystery Solved!

Karanbir Singh gave a clue by suggesting the dsiabling of the splash 
screen at which point the magic word "LILO" flashed up briefly on the 
screen.

It appears that the machines which were affected all had lilo installed 
but not configured as bootloader. These machines are all configured 
identically using a kickstart script. This script does not have lilo 
enabled in the bootloader. How they actually came to have lilo installed 
is a bit of a mystery as all the rest plainly do not have it. However 
when the kernel update was installed by yum, it looked for a bootloader 
& picked on lilo instead of grub in machines with lilo installed.

I the log files of affected systems:

Kernel Updated/Installed, checking for bootloader
Lilo found - adding kernel to lilo and making it the default

Thanks for help


Les



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