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RE: Kernel update broke my system.



 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: M A Young [mailto:m a young durham ac uk] 
> Sent: Friday, May 29, 2009 9:30 AM
> To: Community assistance, encouragement,and advice for using Fedora.
> Subject: Re: Kernel update broke my system.
> 
> On Fri, 29 May 2009, Wendell Nichols wrote:
> 
> I suspect the problem here is that when you last updated the 
> OS grub wasn't updated properly, meaning that the boot sector 
> part of grub was looking for the stage2 file at one location 
> of the disk but this was now blank space from the filesystem 
> point of view. From then on, whenever you updated your 
> kernel, or did something else in the /boot filesytem, you ran 
> the risk of overwriting this data and killing grub.
> 
>  	Michael Young
> 

That may be true, but the Updater is doing that job, and it nuked my
system too.  How often does that happen?  This is the first time I've
seen it since I've been using RH8 up to now, but it does give me pause.

Herb Smith

 


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