[CentOS] kernel update doesn't update grub.conf

William L. Maltby CentOS4Bill at triad.rr.com
Tue Apr 7 21:10:00 UTC 2009

On Tue, 2009-04-07 at 21:31 +0200, Kai Schaetzl wrote:
> Barry Brimer wrote on Tue, 07 Apr 2009 10:29:31 -0500:
> > /etc/grub.conf should be a symlink to /boot/grub/grub.conf.  If for some reason
> > it is not, correct it, or look directly in /boot/grub/grub.conf and see if the
> > kernel was added there.
> Sorry, I was talking about /boot/grub/grub.conf. I wasn't aware that one could 
> assume I was talking about /etc/grub.conf.

Well, JIC, make sure yoyr /boot/grub entries look like this.

ls -l /boot/grub/[gm]*
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root    8 May  9  2008 /boot/grub/grub.conf ->
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1108 Apr  2 21:33 /boot/grub/menu.lst

I'm not sure why it's set this way, probably some historical reason.

I only mention because I don't even know which the update process
affects. If they aren't linked, I guess that might cause a problem.

> Kai


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