Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 696492
Kernel missing after installing F15
Last modified: 2012-08-07 14:10:32 EDT
Description of problem: After having installed Fedora 15 it did not boot. It stopped with halve a page of error messages among which: "Kernel panic -> Unable to mount root". Fortunately I could start F15 with the previous F14-kernel. I looked into /boot/grub/grub.conf and found out there was a line missing for "initrd /boot/initfamfs-188.8.131.52-9.fc15.i686.img" (or something alike). Looking into the /boot-folder I found out there was no img-file for F15. There were for the previous kernels, but not for the newest installed Fedora 15. It must have been a bug in installation (I used 'preupgrade') for I did not alter anything before this error appeared.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): Fedora 15
How reproducible: Not sure.
Steps to Reproduce:
Additional info: Running F15 on a Packard Bell Dot S netbook.
Same here. Upgrade with preupgrade too. Corrected after a :
# yum reinstall kernel
Unfortunately this did not work for me. Yum told me it had 'nothing to do'. So I tried uninstalling f15-kernel first. This worked, but after trying to install it I bumped on the following:
[rmvanderspek@laptop2 ~]$ sudo yum install kernel-184.108.40.206-9.fc15.i686
Loaded plugins: presto, refresh-packagekit
Setting up Install Process
No package kernel-220.127.116.11-9.fc15.i686 available.
Error: Nothing to do
How can there not be a package available?
After removing duplicates it is now installing the F15-kernel. I don't understand why it didn't work before, but does work now. Anyhow: I'm glad it does :).
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