[syslinux] Bootloader data in /boot vs package systems (and atomic updates)

Colin Walters walters at verbum.org
Wed Apr 23 10:57:54 PDT 2014

On Tue, Apr 22, 2014 at 8:16 PM, Gene Cumm <gene.cumm at gmail.com> wrote:
> I think you mean the VBR since no Syslinux variant lives in the MBR
> and on Linux, 

Right, thanks.

> Does the installation of an updated package of GRUB2 trigger an
> installation of modules during install on Fedora

It used to, but no longer does.  There's some background here:

> The alternative is an additional script that would run the installer
> binary extlinux and copy *.c32 at the same time.

Yeah, I'm considering changing at least the Fedora extlinux package to 
work this way.

> This would also be a distinct departure from past behavior.

Right, that's why I wanted to get feedback here first.  I'm not sure if 
other distributions have encountered this.  Maybe it doesn't matter 
much for traditional package systems as they're not robust against 
interruption at all anyways.

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