Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 470594
GRUB failure after kernel upgrade to 79.fc10
Last modified: 2009-06-01 14:11:07 EDT
Description of problem:
After letting PackageKit do the upgrade with the latest packages for Rawhide, my system wasn't booting due to a failing GRUB installation.
Booting with a rescue image for F9, doing
and rebooting fixed the problem.
Reviewing gpk-log showed that the new kernel packages (79.fc10) were installed yesterday. Unlike most other PackageKit updates that are in the Updated category, the kernel updates are in the Installed category. I still have 68.fc10 kernel packages installed on the system alongside 79.fc10 packages.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Don't know if it would show up after updates on other systems.
Steps to Reproduce:
system doesn't boot, GRUB failure
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 10 development cycle.
Changing version to '10'.
More information and reason for this action is here:
What "GRUB failure"? What did you see on the screen?
Perhaps the same as described in bug 450143?
Yes, I was seeing "GRUB _" (underscore being a blinking cursor) on the screen, just as described in the bug you pointed to. Based on that bug descriptions and suggested solution (booting with a rescue image and running grub-install /dev/sda
), this bug looks like its duplicate.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 450143 ***