Bug 696492

Summary: Kernel missing after installing F15
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: R.M. van der Spek <hermanrms>
Component: preupgradeAssignee: Richard Hughes <richard>
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Version: 15CC: dherault, gansalmon, itamar, jonathan, kernel-maint, madhu.chinakonda, richard
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Description R.M. van der Spek 2011-04-14 03:05:18 EDT
Description of problem: After having installed Fedora 15 it did not boot. It stopped with halve a page of error messages among which: "Kernel panic -> Unable to mount root". Fortunately I could start F15 with the previous F14-kernel. I looked into /boot/grub/grub.conf and found out there was a line missing for "initrd /boot/initfamfs-" (or something alike). Looking into the /boot-folder I found out there was no img-file for F15. There were for the previous kernels, but not for the newest installed Fedora 15. It must have been a bug in installation (I used 'preupgrade') for I did not alter anything before this error appeared. 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): Fedora 15

How reproducible: Not sure. 

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Additional info: Running F15 on a Packard Bell Dot S netbook.
Comment 1 dherault 2011-04-15 15:51:22 EDT
Same here. Upgrade with preupgrade too. Corrected after a :

# yum reinstall kernel
Comment 2 R.M. van der Spek 2011-04-16 00:51:53 EDT
Unfortunately this did not work for me. Yum told me it had 'nothing to do'. So I tried uninstalling f15-kernel first. This worked,  but after trying to install it I bumped on the following:

[rmvanderspek@laptop2 ~]$ sudo yum install kernel-
Loaded plugins: presto, refresh-packagekit
Setting up Install Process
No package kernel- available.
Error: Nothing to do

How can there not be a package available?
Comment 3 R.M. van der Spek 2011-04-16 02:35:19 EDT
After removing duplicates it is now installing the F15-kernel. I don't understand why it didn't work before, but does work now. Anyhow: I'm glad it does :).
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