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Bug#617984: release-notes: The default choice is reset in menu.lst when choosing to chainload grub2

Package: release-notes
Severity: normal


I don't know if this is a bug in the squeeze release notes
or the grub2 package.

When grub2 (I assume) updates /boot/grub/menu.lst to chainload
grub2 it resets the default boot choice to 0.  This more or
less breaks things if the user has included boot choices
before the 

# Put static boot stanzas before and/or after AUTOMAGIC KERNEL LIST

part of the file.  All of a sudden the first boot stanza is executed,
even when it was not the default.  And the system surely does not
automatically chainload grub2 as intended.

Perhaps grub2 should warn the user and leave the default unchanged
if it is something other than 0.  That seems to make the most sense.

Meanwhile the release notes should contain a warning regarding this


-- System Information:
Debian Release: 5.0.8
  APT prefers oldstable
  APT policy: (500, 'oldstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.26-2-686 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

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