Bug 53555 - install.log: /boot/efi/initrd-2.4.9-0.4smp.img already exists
Summary: install.log: /boot/efi/initrd-2.4.9-0.4smp.img already exists
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: mkinitrd   
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Version: 7.3
Hardware: ia64
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Matt Wilson
QA Contact: Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-09-11 16:49 UTC by Mike McLean
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-09-19 17:05:28 UTC
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Description Michael A. McLean 2001-09-11 16:49:16 UTC
* re0910.0-ia64
* French NFS Full Workstation GUI install

install.log messages:
Installation de kernel-smp.
/boot/efi/initrd-2.4.9-0.4smp.img already exists.
Installation de kernel.
/boot/efi/initrd-2.4.9-0.4.img already exists.

This occurs because autopartitioning does not set /boot/efi to be
reformatted.  Hence the old images are still there.

Comment 1 Matt Wilson 2001-09-12 16:16:43 UTC
/sbin/new-kernel-pkg needs to use mkinitrd -f

Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2001-09-19 17:03:14 UTC
I was just maintaining what was being used in the kernel %post.  Arjan, was
there a specific reason -f wasn't being used in the kernel %post?

Comment 3 Arjan van de Ven 2001-09-19 17:05:23 UTC
-f is not used to avoid overwriting initrd's that sysadmins carefully

Comment 4 Erik Troan 2002-05-21 22:37:10 UTC
I don't think we need to be blowing away things the sysadmin created... /boot/efi
should be formatted; that was the real problem here.

I'm closing this; hopefully anaconda sets the format bit correctly by default
for new installs now. If the users turns that off, this is reasonable behavior,

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