Cannot add per-kernel options for ABI versions

Bug #19546 reported by Ross Burton on 2005-08-09
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
grub (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

My /boot is shared between Ubuntu Hoary and Debian Sid, and I was going to use
the kopt_x_y_z flags in menu.lst to configure the root device for each kernel.
Sid has a kernel 2.6.12-1-686, and Hoary has a Breezy kernel, 2.6.12-6-686.
However, the update-grub code to check for version numbers doesn't match after
three digits so it's not possible to add custom kopts like kopt_2_6_12_6.

Matt Zimmerman (mdz) wrote :

It probably isn't a good idea to share /boot between different systems this way, but yes, it would be nice if one could specify options this way

Changed in grub:
status: Unconfirmed → Confirmed
Colin Watson (cjwatson) on 2008-12-23
Changed in grub:
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Colin Watson (cjwatson) on 2008-12-23
Changed in grub:
assignee: nobody → kamion
Colin Watson (cjwatson) on 2012-05-17
Changed in grub (Ubuntu):
assignee: Colin Watson (cjwatson) → nobody
dino99 (9d9) wrote :

This is no more a supported version; and grub legacy upstream is also stopped, only receiving possible random fixes locally

Changed in grub (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Invalid
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