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Bug#609944: release-notes: [patch] confusion about grub flavours in id="upgrading-udev"



Package: release-notes
Severity: minor

I got tripped by the kernel/udev compatibility issue some time ago and
was glad to see some good notes about how to deal with it.

However I think it could be made a bit clearer still.

<para arch="i386;amd64">
Users of the <systemitem role="package">grub</systemitem> bootloader should
make sure that <command>update-grub</command> is run as part of the kernel
upgrade, or run it manually.
</para>

This sentence left me wondering 'which version of grub is meant'?
Does it mean grub-legacy or grub2/grub-pc, or both? I _think_ it's both.

Should LILO be mentioned here as well?

Suggested patch below, this uses the terminology from
<section id="update-grub" arch="amd64;i386">

Kind regards
Vince

Signed-off-by: vincent.mcintyre@csiro.au

Index: en/upgrading.dbk
===================================================================
--- en/upgrading.dbk    (revision 8121)
+++ en/upgrading.dbk    (working copy)
@@ -940,9 +940,13 @@
 of kernel package you should install.
 </para>
 <para arch="i386;amd64">
-Users of the <systemitem role="package">grub</systemitem> bootloader should
+Users of the <systemitem role="package">grub</systemitem>
+<footnote><para>This advice applies whether you are using GRUB Legacy or GRUB 2</para></footnote>
+bootloader should
 make sure that <command>update-grub</command> is run as part of the kernel
-upgrade, or run it manually.
+upgrade, or run it manually. <indexterm><primary>GRUB</primary></indexterm>
+Similarly, users of the <systemitem role="package">lilo</systemitem> bootloader
+should ensure <command>lilo</command> is run at this point.
 </para>
 <para>
 Immediately after upgrading the kernel, you should also install





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