Re: Fedora 17, not possible to add kernel parameters to GRUB 2
On 07/01/2012 11:57 PM, Tom Horsley wrote:
On Sun, 01 Jul 2012 23:48:32 +0100 agraham wrote:I've installed F17 (in a VM) and on first boot, it is not possible to modify any kernel parameters. There appears to be 2 problems:Right you are. There was a bug in grub2: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=830843 I don't know if the fix in there has made it to an official update yet or not, but if you manually install that grub2, you also need to re-run grub2-install for it to actually take effect.
I thought I would chance taking the easy route, by using updates-testingyum --enablerepo=updates-testing update "grub*" but the version Beta6 there has the same problems :(
The link you provided is to src rpms only, but there is a grub2-2.0-0.37.beta6.fc17 in koji. which involves 3 files,
http://kojipkgs.fedoraproject.org//packages/grub2/2.0/0.37.beta6.fc17/x86_64/grub2-2.0-0.37.beta6.fc17.x86_64.rpm http://kojipkgs.fedoraproject.org//packages/grub2/2.0/0.37.beta6.fc17/x86_64/grub2-efi-2.0-0.37.beta6.fc17.x86_64.rpm http://kojipkgs.fedoraproject.org//packages/grub2/2.0/0.37.beta6.fc17/x86_64/grub2-tools-2.0-0.37.beta6.fc17.x86_64.rpmAfter downloading, you cannot simply do yum update grub2*rpm because it looks for grub2-tools, and you cannot 'yum install grub2-tools' because it does not exist!
You have to do: yum localinstall grub*rpm then grub2-install /dev/vda1 Which results in this friendly message: root@localhost ~]# grub2-install /dev/vda1/usr/sbin/grub2-bios-setup: warning: File system `ext2' doesn't support embedding. /usr/sbin/grub2-bios-setup: warning: Embedding is not possible. GRUB can only be installed in this setup by using blocklists. However, blocklists are UNRELIABLE and their use is discouraged..
/usr/sbin/grub2-bios-setup: error: will not proceed with blocklists. [root@localhost ~]#After rebooting, (grub menu confirmed Beta6), the SAME problems still exist, it looks like the patches mentioned the bug report are not applied to later versions yet.
I read the spec for grub2 and that speaks for itself. Grub2 belong in room 101.
We need grub1 back especially for simply set-ups like VMs which have no use for the unusable features in grub2.
F17 must be the only linux distribution in history in which you cannot edit kernel parameters from the boot menu.
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