Created attachment 409737 [details]
Description of problem:
This is the first test case of the upcoming Preupgrade test day. Preupgrade does not upgrade from F12 to F13. It downloads the necessary packages, requests a reboot and then reboots into F12 without further action.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
preupgrade-1.1.5-1.fc12 installed from F12 updates testing repository
Did not anything special, just the steps outlined in the test case, so I guess it reproduces.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install F12 with default partitioning (200MB /boot, rest is LVM)
2. Install Preupgrade: yum --enablerepo=u*g install preupgrade
3. Run preupgrade
After downloading necessary packages, preupgrade requests a reboot and then reboots into F12 without further action.
After downloading necessary packages, preupgrade requests a reboot and actually performs an upgrade to F13.
I have attached all log files I could find on the system to aid diagnosing the problem. The log files are compressed into one archive (sorry for that).
There is one additional piece of information I have found. I booted again and this time I got into grub boot menu. I did not find the special upgrade kernel which preupgrade is supposed to use in order to upgrade the system. There is just the stock kernel 188.8.131.52 that came with the fresh F12 installation.
OK, I found that this is a common problem in F13 and is due to the 200MB /boot size (https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Common_F13_bugs#Preupgrade_doesn.27t_work_with_default-sized_.2Fboot_partition). I installed F12 again without both /boot and LVM and this time, preupgrade booted in the special kernel and did the upgrade to F13.
However, someone should change the test case, since its already known that it can't successfully finish. I suggest you close this bug report.
Sorry, reopened to make the suggestion that during the preupgrade run on the existing system, preupgrade should confirm that there is both enough disk space for the preupgrade bits, as well as the bits that anaconda will install kernel.
There might already be a bug for that, but I did not find it.
(In reply to comment #2)
> OK, I found that this is a common problem in F13 and is due to the 200MB /boot
What was your original /boot size and available space ?
> I installed F12 again without both /boot and LVM and this time,
Did you mean "with" ?
How big is /boot with this successful test ?
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