Bug 201591 - Update to fc5 from fc2 failed
Update to fc5 from fc2 failed
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Dave Jones
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2006-08-07 13:35 EDT by Hans van Thiel
Modified: 2015-01-04 17:28 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-08-08 15:04:02 EDT
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Description Hans van Thiel 2006-08-07 13:35:54 EDT
Description of problem: DVD update to Fedora 5 from Fedora 2 Failed

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

How reproducible: Failed twice. Update was from DVD bought from n-disk.com on
july 28 2006 which passed media test twice. Update seemed to go well but on
reboot message appeared: "kernel panic - not syncing: attempted to kill init!"
New installation (no update) of fc5 from the same DVD worked fine. 

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install from CD/DVD drive and follow installation guide
2.Seemed to go well untill reboot 
Actual results: would not boot. Message: "kernel panic - not syncing: attempted
to kill init!"

Expected results: booting of fc5 and so on

Additional info: When trying to update again from the DVD, the installer
reported that fc5 was present. Problem was circumvented by doing a new
installation (no update) and this worked fine. No log files available for the
Comment 1 Dave Jones 2006-08-08 15:04:02 EDT
Possibly udev related, hard to tell without logs.  It's always advisable to go
for eg FC2->FC3->FC4->FC5 or a complete backup & reinstall rather than huge
quantum leaps like this. Something nearly always goes wrong.

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