Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1252449
"yum update kernel" produces invalid initramfs if there is no space in /boot
Last modified: 2016-05-10 21:09:36 EDT
Description of problem:
When upgrading a kernel on a machine witch not sufficient space in /boot, dracut produces an invalid initramfs. No warning/error message is displayed.
Machine can not boot after that
Steps to Reproduce:
1. make sure there is little space in /boot (say 10Mb)
2. run "yum update kernel"
initramfs for the new kernel is produced, but it is incomplete.
No warning/error message is displayed
dracut should complain loudly if there is insufficient space in /boot
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.
For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.
If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.