Bug 826466

Summary: anaconda couldn't find squashfs.img from preupgrade URL
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Dave Airlie <airlied>
Component: preupgradeAssignee: Richard Hughes <hughsient>
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Version: 17CC: anaconda-maint-list, bnocera, dcantrell, g.kaviyarasu, greve, hughsient, jonathan, kmoriwak, rhughes, rohlfing, vanmeeuwen+fedora
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Description Dave Airlie 2012-05-30 05:25:22 EDT
I had an F16 machine with not enough space on /boot for the squashfs files, but I was wired so I let it go.

At bootup the initramfs couldn't find the squashfs.img, I edited the grub command line and it worked fine.

The original stage2 URL preupgrade passes was:
and I had to change it to
Comment 1 Torsten Rohlfing 2012-06-07 14:22:17 EDT
I can confirm this. Same here. The URL given on the grub line is used as the path to find a file ".treeinfo", but of course such file only exists if the URL ends after "os/".
Comment 2 Richard Hughes 2012-06-21 05:17:59 EDT
I don't see how this is a preupgrade bug. We're passing the value set in .treeinfo to anaconda, so anaconda must be adding on a manual +'LiveOS/squashfs.img' somewhere. Other that a nasty hack in preupgrade to remove the 2 last parts of the URL for this release, how I know what anaconda is expecting?
Comment 3 Georg Greve 2012-07-02 07:43:31 EDT
Actually it is adding a "/LiveOS/squashfs.img" as far as I can tell.

When I encountered this issue on one of my machines, I changed the stage2 line in the same way, which let the machine find and download the squashfs.img correctly, but there was a ".../os//LiveOS/squashfs.img" in the path, so it definitely looks like an addendum made by anaconda.
Comment 4 Jesse Keating 2012-07-16 19:37:14 EDT
It looks like with the dracut processing of repo= and stage2= we now have no way of separating out the repository location from the stage2 location (e.g. stage2 in your /boot/ directory and repo somewhere else).  I'm re-assigning to wwoods who handled most of that code for his thoughts on the matter.
Comment 5 Jesse Keating 2012-07-18 14:08:56 EDT
preupgrade should point to the top level os/ directory, not specifically to the file in question.  It should point to where the .treeinfo file exists, or to where a fallback directory exists with the image (LiveOS/squashfs.img).

In the case of stage2 on /boot preupgrade needs to be putting the squashfs image into /boot/LiveOS/squashfs.img and the stage2= line should point to the top level /boot/ directory.
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