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Bug 50691 - Incorrect operation following upgrade to kernel-2.4.3-12
Incorrect operation following upgrade to kernel-2.4.3-12
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-08-02 05:33 EDT by Dave J
Modified: 2007-03-26 23:47 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-06-06 12:24:00 EDT
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Description Dave J 2001-08-02 05:33:26 EDT
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Description of problem:
During upgrade of kernel

Error: /removal of /lib/modules/2.4.2-2/modules.usbmap failed: No such 
file or directory
( error repeated for modules.pcimap, modules.parportmap, 
modules.isapnpmap, and modules.generic_string )

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install RH7.1 
2.install new kernel ( kernel-2.4.3-12 ) ( rpm -v -F kernel-2.12.3-

Actual Results:  On reboot get a number of error, including no networking.

Bootup errors include:

modprobe:Can't open dependencies file /lib/modules/2.4.2-2/modules.dep ( 
no such file or directory ).

depmod: Can't opens /lib/modules/2.4.2-2/modules.dep .......

At login prompt on console, kernel still reported as 2.4.2-2

Also rpm -qa | grep kernel, also still reports 2.4.2-12

Expected Results:  No errors during upgrade
Reboot work fine ( as before )

Additional info:

I was installing several of the security advisory and bug fix rpms at the 
same time ( ie I did rpm -v -F *.rpm ).

The order they installed was
( several other gcc ones )
error: removal of /lib/modules .... ( as listed above )
Comment 1 Arjan van de Ven 2001-08-02 05:36:35 EDT
2 things: 
1) kernel's shouldn't be "rpm -U'd" but installed first, so that you can always
go back
2) You most likely forgot to rerun lilo so lilo tried to boot the old kernel!


for more information on how to upgrade kernels.
Comment 2 Dave J 2001-08-02 07:24:50 EDT
Error messages still exist when installing rpm, but errors on subsequent reboot 
due to forgetfulness on my part !! ( lilo -v !!!!  - remembered to change 
lilo.conf, forgot about outputting it to boot sector !! ).

Can't lilo.conf be updated from rpm ( even lilo -v run ), or is it not done 
because want administrator to check everything OK from install before 
committing it ??

Have downgraded priority and severity !!
Comment 3 Arjan van de Ven 2001-08-02 07:28:57 EDT
I've fixed the modules.usbmap errormessage for the next build. Thanks for the
report on that one.

We don't run lilo for several reasons, the most important one being that people
just don't expect it as a side-effect of rpm -i (it also sucks if you're running
grub :)

the up2date tool will do lilo, but is VERY VERY careful about it, and will only
ADD new kernels, and will not remove old ones.

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