Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 474572
Upgrade option not available when attempting upgrade on Dell 1850 via DRAC
Last modified: 2009-12-18 02:09:14 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):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot the system from the netinst iso
2. Click next until install/upgrade screen shows
It is impossible to select the upgrade option as it is greyed out
It should be possible to upgrade
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.
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?
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?
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.
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.
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.
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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