Bug 1693480 - systemd-bootx64.efi broken after upgrade to F29, system unbootable
Summary: systemd-bootx64.efi broken after upgrade to F29, system unbootable
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 1648907
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: systemd
Version: 29
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: systemd-maint
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2019-03-27 23:55 UTC by Gregory Lee Bartholomew
Modified: 2019-03-28 07:44 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2019-03-28 07:44:08 UTC
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Description Gregory Lee Bartholomew 2019-03-27 23:55:46 UTC
Description of problem:

I upgraded from F28 to F29 using dnf system-upgrade. After the final restart, the /boot/<machine-id> directory was gone and no F29-specific /boot/loader/entries/xxx.conf file was created. This left the computer completely unbootable. I had been using dnf update on F28 with this setup for a long time without issue. New kernels were being added to the boot partition without issue in F28.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

$ rpm -q systemd-udev

How reproducible:

??? I only did it once.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Follow https://github.com/rhinstaller/anaconda/issues/934 to switch to systemd-boot
2. dnf system-upgrade --releasever=29 download
3. dnf system-upgrade reboot

Actual results:

Old kernels removed from /boot. New kernel not placed in correct subdirectory and new configuration file not generated.

Expected results:

At the very least I didn't expect all the old kernels to get removed. Thankfully the config files under /boot/loader/entries were still present so I could copy them and use them as a template for manually fixing everything up from a rescue CD after the fact.

Additional info:

I'm not sure if it matters what grub components were installed and I don't even know (I may have removed some of them when I switched to systemd-boot). These are the grub components that are present on my system after the upgrade:

$ rpm -qa | grep grub

I understand if this is an unusual/unsupported setup and therefore a low priority. I just thought I should let someone know since the outcome was rather drastic.


Comment 1 Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek 2019-03-28 07:44:08 UTC
Yep. It's almost fixed fortunately. I hope you got your bootloader restored.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 1648907 ***

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