Bug 248913 - yum update while running a kernel.org kernel causes f7-3228 to fail to boot
Summary: yum update while running a kernel.org kernel causes f7-3228 to fail to boot
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: initscripts   
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Version: 7
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: Peter Jones
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-07-19 15:57 UTC by Jim Cromie
Modified: 2014-01-21 22:59 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-06-17 01:55:10 UTC
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Description Jim Cromie 2007-07-19 15:57:28 UTC
Description of problem:

after booting to a non fedora kernel, I got an updates-available notification,
and I updated.  Then I rebooted to fedora kernel, and it dropped me into
'repair-filesystem' shell.  I ran fsck on / and /boot, no errors.

After fiddling for a while, I rebooted with enforcing=0 on boot-line,
and it relabeled all the files, then continued and booted successfully.
It then rebooted fine to f7-3228 kernel w/o further intervention.

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


How reproducible:

tedious (at least) to try to reproduce, since it would require another round of
updating while running a non-Fedora kernel.

Steps to Reproduce:
Actual results:

Expected results:

Additional info:

Ive filed this as a yum problem since it started the problem, though perhaps the
fix really should be elsewhere

Possible fixes, mitigations -
1- Warn that update under non selinux kernel would break the current security
2- improve the 'repair-filesystem' notification to explain the selinux
connection, eliminating the fumbling
3- re-run the selinux relabel after yum-update, under non-selinux kernel (if
that works)


Comment 1 Seth Vidal 2007-07-19 20:32:30 UTC
post hoc ergo propter hoc doesn't apply here.

this should probably live over in mkinitrd space.

Comment 2 Jim Cromie 2007-07-24 22:20:36 UTC
Ive repeated this test using latest updates (inc new 22.1-27 kernel), and with
previous 3228 also.  IE I booted to the kernel.org kernel, then pupdated 19
packages, and rebooted to both f7 kernels, which both dropped to
repair-filesystem shell.  Then rebooted to -27 after adding 'enforcing=0', and
-27 then did the relabelling, and got me booting normally again.

Comment 3 Peter Jones 2007-09-11 21:13:38 UTC
This has nothing to do with mkinitrd at all...  I'm guessing initscripts is the
right place to handle this need for a re-label.

Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 13:36:21 UTC
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Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2008-06-17 01:55:09 UTC
Fedora 7 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on June 13, 2008. 
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