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|Summary:||Preupgrade does not place the "root (hd0,2)" line in grub.conf for its boot kernel|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Jonathan Briggs <zlynx>|
|Component:||preupgrade||Assignee:||Richard Hughes <hughsient>|
|Status:||CLOSED WONTFIX||QA Contact:||Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>|
|Version:||15||CC:||hughsient, martin.marques, nmiell|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2012-08-07 12:20:54 EDT||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Jonathan Briggs 2011-12-02 16:58:28 EST
Description of problem: Preupgrade cannot start because it installed a non-working GRUB boot entry. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): preupgrade-1.1.10-1.fc15.noarch How reproducible: Only tried this once. Steps to Reproduce: 1. Install preupgrade on FC15. 2. Attempt to upgrade to FC16. 3. Reboot Actual results: Unable to boot the install kernel. Expected results: Should boot into anaconda upgrade. Additional info: System is in UEFI mode, so default / directory for GRUB is in EFI/redhat/ Even if it wasn't using UEFI a /boot partition that was perhaps in partition 2 would still mess this up.
Comment 1 Martín Marqués 2012-02-06 09:18:34 EST
Looks like this was the problem I have being having. Preupgrades update kernel starts, but is unable to find the root partition. I try adding it to grub.conf to see if I can finish the upgrade process.
Comment 2 Nicholas Miell 2012-05-30 20:27:02 EDT
Modulo the grub to grub2 syntax changes, this is still a problem with the Fedora 16 to Fedora 17 preupgrade with preupgrade-1.1.10-1.fc16.noarch. Manually adding the "set root='(hd0,msdos1)'" in the grub editor allows the system to boot into Anaconda.
Comment 3 Fedora End Of Life 2012-08-07 12:20:57 EDT
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