Bug 474572 - Upgrade option not available when attempting upgrade on Dell 1850 via DRAC
Upgrade option not available when attempting upgrade on Dell 1850 via DRAC
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Reported: 2008-12-04 09:49 EST by Steve Whitehouse
Modified: 2009-12-18 02:09 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-12-18 02:09:14 EST
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2008-12-05 11:19 EST, Steve Whitehouse
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Description Steve Whitehouse 2008-12-04 09:49:46 EST
Description of problem:

The upgrade option is not available for selection (greyed out) when attempting to upgrade a previous Fedora installation on a Dell 1850 server via DRAC.

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


How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot the system from the netinst iso
2. Click next until install/upgrade screen shows
Actual results:

It is impossible to select the upgrade option as it is greyed out

Expected results:

It should be possible to upgrade

Additional info:

I've upgraded this exact same machine before many times with previous Fedora installations and never had any problems. I have to use the CD rather than DVD since the DRAC only supports CDs.
Comment 1 Chris Lumens 2008-12-04 15:33:25 EST
It doesn't show the upgrade option either because the hardware your existing installation is on isn't being detected, or because there's something funny going on with the /etc/fedora-release file on your existing installation.

Can you attach /tmp/anaconda.log and /tmp/syslog to this bug report?  If you drop to tty2 and run lshal, does it know about your storage controller and disks?  Are the appropriate modules loaded?
Comment 2 Steve Whitehouse 2008-12-05 04:08:42 EST
Well the /etc/fedora-release file in the existing (FC-9) installation looks ok, but I can't change to another VT for some reason. I tried the usual ctrl-alt-f1 though -f7 and nothing seems to work. Is there another way to break out from the graphical installer at that point?
Comment 3 Chris Lumens 2008-12-05 10:09:44 EST
Sounds like X is preventing you from switching VTs.  There's not another way to break out of the installer, but you could start a vnc upgrade or text upgrade and then you'll be able to get to the shell on tty2.
Comment 4 Steve Whitehouse 2008-12-05 11:19:15 EST
Created attachment 325872 [details]
Screenshot of hang

I'll have a go with the CD image installer in a mo, once I get through my second attempt at installation via "preupgrade". That seemed to work ok until I got to the second reboot, at which point I landed up stuck (see attached screen shot). Now I wonder if for some reason the Fedora kernel doesn't like my Megaraid. Not sure why that would be a problem as I use this box for kernel development and it always has the latest & greatest kernels on it, and I've never seen a problem like that before.

Anyway, I'll try and post some more info later on.
Comment 5 Steve Whitehouse 2008-12-05 11:25:58 EST
So, I've gone back to my homebrew 2.6.28-rc5 kernel and it seems to boot just fine now. So it looks like a kernel issue, I'll reassign once I've gathered a bit more info.
Comment 6 Steve Whitehouse 2008-12-08 04:45:47 EST
Currently I'm stuck as the DRAC card is now refusing to accept remote media attachments. I've reset it, but I'm still seeing the same problem. I don't seem to  be having much luck with this :( It might be some time before I can get the netinst image booted again.
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