Description of problem:
I just upgraded from Fedora Core 1 to Fedora Core 2. After the first
reboot, Fedora Core was no longer among the options offered by GRUB!
Booting from the rescue CD and looking at upgrade.log, I saw that the
installation of kernel-2.6.5-1.358.i686.rpm had failed with the
No module tmscsim found for kernel 2.6.5-1.358, aborting.
With a little help from Google, I found that this was SCSI
controller-related, so I was able to regain my system by removing my
SCSI controller, which was fortunately unused, and reinstalling the
kernel. However, I am sure that this is a showstopper for anyone who
is even more clueless than me, or happen to need their SCSI controller!
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install a DAWICONTROL DC-2974 PCI (or similar, presumably--see
notes) SCSI controller on a system running Fedora Core 1.
2. Upgrade to Fedora Core 2.
Mkinitrd fails during the post-install phase with the message
mentioned above, and grub.conf is not updated to boot the new kernel.
Mkinitrd should succeed, and grub.conf should be properly updated.
By editing grub.conf by hand, I was able to boot into the system
without removing the SCSI controller. When I tried to reinstall the
kernel RPM by hand, I got the same error. Ditto for running mkinitrd
by hand. This is why I claim that this is "always" reproducible.
The controller is a DAWICONTROL DC-2974 PCI, which, according to the
manufacturer's web site, uses an AMD AM53C974A chip.
My computer is a 2GHz Pentium 4.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 123616 ***
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.