Well, it's not the same the bootloader and the X greeting app.
Bootloader gets PC control from BIOS and is the "program" that will load your linux on your machine.
Greeting app is the one that takes your user name and password and drives you to KDE or GNOME.
If gdm is crashing, you can try with kdm or just xdm.
And no, if you update your bootloader your home directory will rest as it is. Don't care.
Wow! That's efficiency, dr_agon!
But upgrading a single packet is not reinstalling system...
yum seems redhat or mandriva, perhaps?
Last edited by emi_ramo; 07-04-2008 at 04:33 AM.