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Red Hat and CentOS systems aren’t booting due to BootHole patches


RHEL and CentOS

Unfortunately, Red Hat's patch to GRUB2 and the kernel, once applied, are leaving patched systems unbootable. The issue is confirmed to affect RHEL 7.8 and RHEL 8.2, and it may affect RHEL 8.1 and 7.9 as well. RHEL-derivative distribution CentOS is also affected.

Red Hat is currently advising users not to apply the GRUB2 security patches (RHSA-2020:3216 or RHSA-2020:3217) until these issues have been resolved. If you administer a RHEL or CentOS system and believe you may have installed these patches, do not reboot your system. Downgrade the affected packages using sudo yum downgrade shim\* grub2\* mokutil and configure yum not to upgrade those packages by temporarily adding exclude=grub2* shim* mokutil to /etc/yum.conf.

If you've already applied the patches and attempted (and failed) to reboot, boot from an RHEL or CentOS DVD in Troubleshooting mode, set up the network, then perform the same steps outlined above in order to restore functionality to your system.

Amazon investing $10 billion to compete against SpaceX in satellite broadband


FCC approves Amazon plan to offer low-latency Internet with 3,236 satellites.

Amazon has received US approval to launch 3,236 low-Earth orbit satellites for its planned "Project Kuiper" broadband service.

A Federal Communications Commission order granting Amazon's application was released Thursday. Amazon said in a blog post that it will invest more than $10 billion in the project.

"This investment will create jobs and infrastructure around the United States, build and scale our ground network, accelerate satellite testing and manufacturing, and let us deliver an affordable customer terminal that will make fast, reliable broadband accessible to communities around the world," Amazon said. Amazon will target areas without good Internet service and said that "Project Kuiper will deliver high-speed, low-latency broadband service to places beyond the reach of traditional fiber or wireless networks."

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