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|Summary:||kernel install doesn't check for mounted /boot|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Philip Ashmore <contact>|
|Component:||preupgrade||Assignee:||Seth Vidal <skvidal>|
|Status:||CLOSED WONTFIX||QA Contact:||Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2009-07-14 12:29:37 EDT||Type:||---|
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Description Philip Ashmore 2008-07-14 14:36:07 EDT
From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9) Gecko/2008061712 Fedora/3.0-1.fc9 Firefox/3.0 Description of problem: I upgraded from Fedora 8 to fedora 9 with preupgrade. I had to grub-install to fix broken grub and ended up using the F8 kernel. After getting the system into a usable state I did a yum update that pulled in the F9 kernel. It installed onto the /boot folder (in my LVM ext3 partition) as the upgrade dropped the /boot partition mount. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): kernel-126.96.36.199-76.fc9.i68 How reproducible: Didn't try Steps to Reproduce: 1. Run preupgrade 2. Try to update the kernel with yum update. Actual Results: The kernel installed vmlinuz*,initrd* and System.map* into the /boot directory of my LVM /boot directory. On my system that's /dev/mapper/VolGroup00-LogVol00. Expected Results: The kernel should have installed vmlinuz*,initrd* and System.map* onto the boot partition. On my system that's /dev/sda1. Additional info: I would have set /dev/sda1 to mount to /boot with /etc/fstab by using the information on the mount from /etc/mtab, but that file seems to have disappeared. I would have used the /dev/sda1 GUID for the mount entry but I don't know how to do that (perhaps a migration document would help). The Fedora 9 live image has a /boot entry that makes reference to EFI - is this EFI emulation? Do I need a new bios? A new laptop? From what I've read, I would need elilo, but preupgrade didn't mention that.
Comment 1 Dave Jones 2008-07-14 15:20:30 EDT
This sounds more like a bug with the preupgrade script. It shouldn't be unmounting /boot The kernel package is just like any other rpm, it expects that the partitions its installing to to be mounted. Not having /boot be a separate partition is a valid use-case, so aborting if we find that nothing is mounted there isn't feasible.
Comment 2 Will Woods 2008-07-14 15:36:37 EDT
This sounds like it's probably a duplicate of bug 450143, followed by a partially-successful recovery that left things in an inconsistent state. preupgrade doesn't unmount /boot. Nor does it change /etc/fstab - that's done by anaconda. The EFI stuff can be ignored - we still support regular BIOS booting just fine. What happened during the F9 upgrade that broke the system? How did you recover from that? Also - you can list the labels/UUIDs of your system's partitions with the 'blkid' command.
Comment 3 Philip Ashmore 2008-07-15 06:48:57 EDT
I have a live image installed on /dev/sda3, but it's install application can't see the other partitions - https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=446367 , so I couldn't update / install from that, so I ran preupgrade. It downloaded ~800MB of RPMs in /var/cache/yum/anaconda-Fedora-200805072150.i386 After reboot/installation/reboot grub wasn't functional. I used my Fedora 8 cd to run grub-install. Then I could boot Fedora 9 to run F9 grun-install. for some reason the F9 kernel wasn't installed, so I looked in /var/cache/yum/anaconda-Fedora-200805072150.i386 - it was empty, so I used the existing F8 kernel. I had to update python to use yum. After that I could do a yum update, downloading the packages again. I just used the info from blkid to update my /etc/fstab - thanks. Regarding EFI (sorry for getting off topic), I would personally prefer to use it as it would allow me to boot from external (USB/firewire) media - does Fedora provide EFI emulation? I know the better option would be for Dell to provide an EFI bios upgrade, but I wont hold my breath. Also, do you know if EFI supports PCMCIA devices?
Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 22:05:24 EDT
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Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2009-07-14 12:29:37 EDT
Fedora 9 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-07-10. Fedora 9 is no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further security or bug fix updates. As a result we are closing this bug. If you can reproduce this bug against a currently maintained version of Fedora please feel free to reopen this bug against that version. Thank you for reporting this bug and we are sorry it could not be fixed.