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bug #40523: Add support for "vmlinuz" symlink.

Submitter:  Eli <eliptus>
Submitted:  Fri 08 Nov 2013 09:46:13 PM UTC
Category:  Configuration Severity:  Major
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Feature Request
Status:  None Privacy:  Public
Assigned to:  None Originator Name: 
Open/Closed:  Open Release:  other
Release:  Reproducibility:  None
Planned Release:  2.03+

Fri 08 Nov 2013 10:27:17 PM UTC, comment #1: 

I've uploaded a patch to /etc/grub.d/10_linux that works well for me.

Eli <eliptus>
Fri 08 Nov 2013 09:46:13 PM UTC, original submission:  

I'm currently using grub-2.00_p5107-r2 on Gentoo.  I use a /boot/vmlinuz symlink that points to my default kernel, as generated by "make -C /usr/src/linux install".  I'm currently using a custom GRUB config to use this.  It seems a common enough use case, though, to add support for it to /etc/grub.d/10_linux or it's own script in /etc/grub.d/.

By having to create a custom config, I feel I'm loosing the benefit of all the auto-detection implemented in /etc/grub.d/10_linux.  So, basically I created my custom config by running grub2-mkconfig and copying the generated menu item but replacing the kernel path with that of the symlink.

Eli <eliptus>


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Attached Files
file #29575:  10_linux.patch added by eliptus (2KiB - application/octet-stream - I've had luck with this patch.)


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2016-03-02 phcoder Planned ReleaseNone 2.03+
    2013-11-08 eliptus Attached File- Added 10_linux.patch, #29575

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