Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 121673
Upgrading FC1 w/kernel 2.6.3-188.8.131.52.1, to FC2; initrd in grub.conf not updated
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:41 EST
Description of problem:
Upgrading FC1 system with 2.6.3-184.108.40.206.1 kernel already installed
(and a 2.4 kernel also installed) to FC2test2, on first bootup GRUB
fails to start FC2test2 installed kernel because grub.conf lists the
initrd image for 2.4 kernel with the 2.6 kernel entry.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install FC1.
2. Install kernel 2.6.3-220.127.116.11.1 in addition to the FC1 2.4
kernel (i.e. use rpm -i to install 2.6 and do not remove 2.4).
3. Boot from FC2test2 CD1 and upgrade the existing FC1 system.
On the first bootup, GRUB can not find the file
This is because the grub.conf files reads:
title Fedora Core (2.6.3-18.104.22.168.1)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.3-22.214.171.124.1 ....
GRUB should be loading the initrd-2.6.3-126.96.36.199.1.img file that
comes with the 2.6.3-188.8.131.52.1 kernel.
Using GRUB's editing feature, I changed the initrd line to the
correct value and the system booted perfectly. Next, I corrected t
eerror in the grub.conf file.
Were you using lvm?
No, I was not using LVM.
Does this work right with the final FC2?
I need to test it. I will do so later this week.