Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 22680
Upgrade failed to create /boot/initrd-2.4.0-0.43.6.img
Last modified: 2007-03-26 23:38:34 EDT
I was upgrading RedHat 7.0 (up-to-date patches installed) on my Pentium
Pro 200MHz 176M of memory system (Intel PR440FX mother board)
Here is the list of problems that I ancountered:
1. Created biit disk form bet1 CD1
dd if=boot.img of=/dev/fd0
2. Booted the system using boot disk
3. Selected default on install screen "Enter"
Problem: It took very long time (2 Hours) to go trough hardware detection
before I got Xserver instalation screen
4. Aborted and rebooted as in step 2.
5. Instead of selecting default I typed:
Problem: Same as in step 3.
6. Aborted and rebooted as in step 2.
7. Instead of selecting default I typed:
OK! It worked significantly faster.
It took only 2 Minutes to go trough hardware detection before I got
Xserver instalation screen
8. Proceaded with instalation
9. Removed boot floppy and CD-ROM
10. Rebooted the server as requested on the screen
11. At boot prompt I selected linux from graphics screen
12. Server hanged
14. At boot prompt I selected linux-u from graphics screen
15. I was able to boot server and get to # prompt
16. Investigated the problem why it would not boot as linux
Problem: /boot/initrd-2.4.0-0.43.6.img and /boot/initrd-2.4.0-
0.43.6smp.img where not there.
/etc/lilo.conf had only original information from 7.0
17. Tryed to create immage file:
mkinitrd initrd-2.4.0-0.43.6.img 2.4.0-0.43.6
Problem: System complains about all loopback devices being used.
System is in unusable state and prior version of the kernel is removed.
Please provide mechanizm in instalation process to preserve prior version
of the kernel during upgrade.
Assigning to a developer.
This defect is considered MUST-FIX for Florence Gold release
What's the hard drive layout you installed to?
Disk /dev/sda: 255 heads, 63 sectors, 554 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 bytes
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 3 24066 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 4 554 4425907+ 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 4 230 1823346 83 Linux
/dev/sda6 231 457 1823346 83 Linux
/dev/sda7 458 490 265041 83 Linux
/dev/sda8 491 523 265041 83 Linux
/dev/sda9 524 554 248976 82 Linux swap
Upgrades weren't support in beta1 -- please try this with beta2 and let us know
if it's hosed (preferably by reopening this bug).