[CentOS] Boot failed on latest CentOS 7 update

Sat Aug 1 22:57:02 UTC 2020
Laack, Andrea P <Andrea.Laack at BSWHealth.org>

" UEFI-related updates have had a history of making devices unusable, and vendors will need to be very cautious."


The fix for this vulnerability is complex and the fix will have different results on different machines.  The volunteers that support CentOS do the very best they can to test patches, but they can't possibly test for everything.  
If people have problems with the way patches are tested, maybe they should step up to the plate and become part of the solution.

We should be offering our thanks to those who donate their time and energy to supporting the CentOS project.


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It appears that it is affecting multiple distributions including Debian and Ubuntu so it looks like the grub2 team messed up. See



On 8/1/2020 6:11 PM, Marc Balmer via CentOS wrote:
>> Am 01.08.2020 um 23:52 schrieb Leon Fauster via CentOS <centos at centos.org>:
>> Am 01.08.20 um 23:41 schrieb Kay Schenk:
>>> Well misery loves company but still...just truly unfathomable!
>>> Time for a change.
>> I can only express my incomprehension for such statements!
>> Stay and help. Instead running away or should I say out of the frying 
>> pan and into the fire? :-)
> The thing, RHEL and CentOS not properly testing updates, cost me at minimum 3-4 full working days, plus losses at customer sites.
> This is really a huge failure of RHEL and CentOS.
> A lot of trust has been destroyed.
>> --
>> Leon
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