Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 446826
preupgrade misses a leading '/' in the root kernel parameter
Last modified: 2008-12-01 10:43:56 EST
Description of problem:
preupgrade on completion of first step creates an entry in the boot menu. The
kernel parameters passed here include something like
hd:sda4:boot/upgrade/stage2.img. When this menu option was selected stage2
refused to load as it could not locate stage2.img. A helpful screen appeared
with which to locate drive and path, but option entered here didnt work as well.
Added a leading '/' ie hd:sda4:/boot/upgrade and it worked.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Yeah, I saw this too.
The bug isn't low/low; it makes the system inoperable unless you know enough to
spot the missing /.
It's only inoperable only for one reboot.
The installer kernel is only the default kernel for the next reboot, not forever.
Also this problem has been fixed in the upstream bzr - just not released as a
Yes, this is fixed in bzr - see trac ticket #19:
This bug will be updated when we push out a new preupgrade package.
I just tried preupgrade from F8 to F9, and I have /boot on root. Apparently this patch from May '08 has still not been released. I'll try the workaround, but can a new pkg be spun, please?
It's in the updates-testing repo - preupgrade-0.9.8-2.fc.