Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 222424
anaconda should check & forbid x86_64 upgrades over i386 installs
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:53 EST
Description of problem:
Since apparently upgrading to x86_64 from an i386 installation gets to a "kernel
panic" situation (please see bug #218571), anaconda should:
- check if this is the case and forbid the upgrade
- manage to perform a clean upgrade in the described situation.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Perform a clean install of Fedora Core 6, i386 version, on 64-bit hardware.
2. Use the x86_64 CD to perform an upgrade over the i386 installation.
After reboot, we get a "kernel panic" situation.
Upgrade should get a clean x86_64 OR, if technically not feasible, be forbidden
from the start by anaconda.
We used to check this but seem to have lost it when moving to using yum as our
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Fixed in CVS for Fedora 8
Fix is in rawhide.