Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 190043
2.6.16 kernel from FC4 offered as only entry in grub menu after upgrade to FC5
Last modified: 2008-05-06 11:51:01 EDT
Description of problem:
An upgrade from FC4 to FC5 was performed using the FC5 dvd media.
Upon reportedly successful installation the system rebooted and offered only
kernel: 2.6.16-1.2096_FC4 on the grub boot menu. System failed to boot from this
The most recent Fedora Core 4 kernel, which had a higher version number than the
2.6.15 kernel on the FC5 installation dvd was offered on the boot menu.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
kernel 2.6.16-1.2096_FC4 offered instead of 2.6.15-1.2054_FC5
Unknown. I tried editing the grub menu but couldn't get it to boot the
2.6.15-FC5 kernel which did seem to be present on the system. Performed a fresh
Steps to Reproduce this would be:
1. Install FC4.
2. Update to latest package set.
3. Attempt upgrade to FC5.
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