Bug 446826 - preupgrade misses a leading '/' in the root kernel parameter
Summary: preupgrade misses a leading '/' in the root kernel parameter
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: preupgrade
Version: 9
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Will Woods
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
URL: http://shailesh-techtravels.blogspot....
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Reported: 2008-05-16 10:42 UTC by Shailesh Narvekar
Modified: 2008-12-01 15:43 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-12-01 15:43:56 UTC
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Description Shailesh Narvekar 2008-05-16 10:42:38 UTC
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.

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Comment 1 Luis Villa 2008-05-16 11:38:13 UTC
Yeah, I saw this too. 

The bug isn't low/low; it makes the system inoperable unless you know enough to
spot the missing /.

Comment 2 Seth Vidal 2008-05-16 12:02:58 UTC
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
package, yet.

Comment 3 Will Woods 2008-05-19 21:29:33 UTC
Yes, this is fixed in bzr - see trac ticket #19:

This bug will be updated when we push out a new preupgrade package.

Comment 4 Dale Bewley 2008-10-30 21:13:33 UTC
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?

Comment 5 Will Woods 2008-10-31 01:19:39 UTC
It's in the updates-testing repo - preupgrade-0.9.8-2.fc[89].

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