grub menu.lst kernel option preservation

Alan McKinnon alan at
Wed Sep 20 15:15:27 UTC 2006

On Wednesday 20 September 2006 16:59, Steve Kratz wrote:
> I have a Dapper server running here that has a motherboard
> that won't run stable unless I specify "noapic nolapic" on
> the kernel line.
> The problem I have is whenever there's a security update for
> the kernel, the menu.lst gets rewritten, and my modifications
> vanish. The result is a server that hangs after it's been up
> awhile (yes, I know... I should remember by now, but it's one
> of about 15 boxes I watch over).
> Is there a "proper" way for specifying boot options that will
> live through a kernel update?

/boot/grub/menu.lst, under the "default kernel options" section


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