Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 707750
preupgrade anaconda kernel does not copy critical kernel command line information
Last modified: 2012-08-16 11:19:25 EDT
Description of problem:
The problem was that after downloading all packages for upgrade from F14 to F15, and after the reboot into the Anaconda installer, the installer froze up and stopped running.
It did this because in Virtualbox, a SMP kernel will randomly freeze unless "timesource=jiffies" is specified on the kernel command line.
This critical command line option was not copied into the anaconda boot line of GRUB.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Not sure now because it is now the fc15 version. It was whatever preupgrade was in the F14 repository on this date.
I have not tried to reproduce.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install F14 on Virtualbox with 4 CPUs defined.
2. yum install preupgrade.
3. Run preupgrade and select Fedora 15.
4. Do the reboot and wait for the freeze.
It froze about 30% of the way through for me.
A succesful complete install of F15.
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