Bug 841976

Summary: Preupgrade F16->F17 - grubby fail if /boot/grub/grub.cfg does not exist (where grub.conf does exist)
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Martin Langhoff <martin>
Component: preupgradeAssignee: Richard Hughes <hughsient>
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Version: 16CC: collura, hughsient, pwouters
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Description Martin Langhoff 2012-07-20 13:57:23 EDT
Description of problem:

On my system (fully up-to-date F16, from fresh F16 install), 

 - /etc/grub.conf exists, symlink to /boot/grub/grub.conf
 - /boot/grub/menu.lst exists, symlink to /boot/grub.conf
 - /boot/grub/grub.cfg _does not exist_
 - /boot is small (so will download stage2 from initrd)

grubby fails complaining that /boot/grub/grub.cfg does not exist.

tail of preupgrade output:
Preparing system to boot into installer
DEBUG /sbin/grubby --title="Upgrade to Fedora 17 (Beefy Miracle)" --remove-kernel="/boot/upgrade/vmlinuz" --add-kernel="/boot/upgrade/vmlinuz" --initrd="/boot/upgrade/initrd.img" --args="preupgrade repo=hd::/var/cache/yum/preupgrade  ks=hd:UUID=dd231546-7cc4-4a2b-b6f9-5875d823c41d:/upgrade/ks.cfg stage2=http://mirrors.kernel.org/fedora/releases/17/Fedora/x86_64/os/LiveOS/squashfs.img"

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How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install F16, update to latest
2. Run preupgrade-cli

Likely related to #107748 ,#753137
Comment 1 Paul Wouters 2012-07-20 15:50:39 EDT
Similar here, my preupgrade actually gave no error whatsoever, but also did not create a grub boot entry. My tail of preupgrade is:

Upgrade requires 500.0MB
Available disk space for /usr: 11.4GB
Kernel requires 26.0MB
Available disk space for /boot: 3.3GB
Generating metadata for preupgrade repo
DEBUG /sbin/grubby --title="Upgrade to Fedora 17 (Beefy Miracle)" --remove-kernel="/boot/upgrade/vmlinuz" --add-kernel="/boot/upgrade/vmlinuz" --initrd="/boot/upgrade/initrd.img" --args="preupgrade repo=hd::/var/cache/yum/preupgrade  ks=hd:UUID=6f6ca304-5f73-45fb-b946-dd0394256eea:/upgrade/ks.cfg stage2=hd:UUID=6f6ca304-5f73-45fb-b946-dd0394256eea:/upgrade/squashfs.img"

So I manually had to add the entry into /boot/grub/grub.conf

My system was (as far as I remember) a stock f16 install, updated to latest f16
My /boot was big enough
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