[CentOS] 8.2.2004 Latest yum update renders machine unbootable

Sun Aug 2 22:13:28 UTC 2020
Robert G (Doc) Savage <dsavage at peaknet.net>

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From: Stephen John Smoogen <smooge at gmail.com>
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To: CentOS mailing list <centos at centos.org>
Subject: Re: [CentOS] 8.2.2004 Latest yum update renders machine unbootable
Date: Sun, 2 Aug 2020 10:57:49 -0400

On Sun, 2 Aug 2020 at 10:20, david <david at daku.org> wrote:
> > <snip>

I agree  it is a lot of shorthand because of expectations. In the endwe (the list) don't know what you have on your system or what state itis in. In order to get that information to help we would need you totry the following:
1. boot using a working USB/cdrom/netboot path and installer2. choose the rescue mode3. have the rescue mount the disks as local and chroot into thesystem. << if possible have the system also bring up networking >>
Thenyum list kernel shim grub2 mokutil

I have a CentOS 8.2.2004 system running on an EPYC-equipped SuperMicro motherboard. I assume it uses EFI boot. I have it set to auto-update with cron.daily, so it almost certainly has the buggy package(s) installed. I'm loath to try rebooting it just to see.

When I run "yum list kernel shim grub2 mokutil" all I get back are the three installed kernel packages. Reverting to the old fashioned "rpm -qa | grep kernel-4 ; rpm -qa | grep shim ; rpm -qa | grep grub2 ; rpm -qa | grep mokutil" I get:


I apparently do not have either shim or mokutil packages installed. I'm not sure what this means. Am I not using EFI boot?

I have local copies of the earlier v2.02-81 grub2 packages. Would it be worthwhile to replace my v2.02-87 grub2 packages, then add this line to /etc/dnf/dnf.conf:

exclude=grub shim mokutil

as previously advised?

Or should I just leave well enough alone and wait for tonight's auto-update to fix things?

--Doc Savage
    Fairview Heights, IL