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|Summary:||f9 upgrade boot loader not recognised|
|Component:||anaconda||Assignee:||Anaconda Maintenance Team <anaconda-maint-list>|
|Status:||CLOSED RAWHIDE||QA Contact:||Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2008-04-08 23:02:18 EDT||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
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Description cje 2008-02-16 18:19:01 EST
Description of problem: i upgraded my f8 qemu vm to f9alpha using the DVD image. during the upgrade it didn't recognise my (default, grub) boot loader. i think (pretty sure) the default was not to modify the current loader. that's what i chose. now it's booted into the old kernel, /lib/modules only contains a folder for the new kernel and /boot isn't mounted. looks like it's installed the vmlinuz etc in /boot on the main / partition which is in a logical volume. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): fedora 9 alpha Steps to Reproduce: 1. install f8 x86_64 on a qemu vm 2. upgrade to f9 alpha from dvd image 3. accept all defaults Actual results: can boot old kernel but no modules and no /boot. Expected results: not that. ;-)
Comment 1 cje 2008-02-17 10:10:16 EST
the actual message is: "The installer is unable to detect the boot loader currently in us on your system." the options are "Skip boot loader updating" (default) and "Create new boot loader configuration". last time i accepted the default. now i'm trying again with the "Create new...".
Comment 2 cje 2008-02-17 11:29:50 EST
using the "Create new boot loader configuration" python crashes at the end of the installation during "Installing boot loader". i couldn't save the debug output but the first line is: /usr/lib/booty/bootloaderInfo.py, line 759, in writeGrub.
Comment 3 Jesse Keating 2008-04-01 17:30:38 EDT
I do believe we fixed these issues. We'll need a retest done.
Comment 4 cje 2008-04-04 08:40:41 EDT
okay, well it did correctly detect the current setup and attempted to update it. But that caused another crash during "Installing boot loader". this one has the following in the details: posixpath.py line 171, in exists st = os.stat(path) isys.py line 765, in readFSType bootloaderInfo.py line 65, in syncDataToDisk bootloaderInfo.py line 637, in runGrubInstall bootloaderInfo.py line 1077, in upgradeGrub bootloaderInfo.py line 1099, in write bootloaderInfo.py line 1215, in write bootloader.py line 229, in writeBootloader ... TypeError: coercing to Unicode: need string or buffer, instance found Local variables in innermost frame: path: fsentry -- device: sda1 mountpoint: /boot fsystem: ext3 format: 0 ismounted: 1 options: 'defaults' label: /boot fsprofile: None
Comment 5 Jeremy Katz 2008-04-04 09:32:09 EDT
That's bug 438830, which was fixed for last week's snapshot
Comment 6 Jesse Keating 2008-04-08 23:02:18 EDT
I've done a bunch of upgrades lately, all worked with bootloader. Closing this.