[CentOS] grub irritants

m.roth at 5-cent.us m.roth at 5-cent.us
Mon Nov 1 14:55:56 EDT 2010


Akemi Yagi wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 1, 2010 at 11:31 AM,  <m.roth at 5-cent.us> wrote:
>> Todd Denniston wrote:
>>> m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote, On 11/01/2010 02:14 PM:
>>>> It appears that if I do anything to grub.conf, say, take out the rhgb
>>>> quiet, after every succeding kernel update, I have to manually edit
>>>> grub.conf, because the kernel update - maybe the post install script?
>>>> -
>>>> will set the default to be the previous kernel. Has anyone got a
>>>> solution to this, so that a kernel update will give the new kernel as
>>>> the default?
>>>
>>> Are you sure you did not also have a change from/to Xen at one point in
>>> the system's life?
>>>
>> Nope. It's a new system, not more than a couple months at most, and no,
>> it's never had Xen. The other admin and I can't remember who did the
>> deed, but we installed CentOS 5.5 as a fresh install.
>
> In other words, the system in question has never seen non-CentOS kernels?
>
> Could you show us the output returned by:
>
> rpm -qa kernel\* | sort

Sure:
kernel-2.6.18-194.17.4.el5
kernel-2.6.18-194.el5
kernel-2.6.18-194.17.1.el5
kernel-headers-2.6.18-194.17.4.el5
kernel-doc-2.6.18-194.17.4.el5

I really did say it was a new server....

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