Bug 707750 - preupgrade anaconda kernel does not copy critical kernel command line information
preupgrade anaconda kernel does not copy critical kernel command line informa...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: preupgrade (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Richard Hughes
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2011-05-25 16:17 EDT by Jonathan Briggs
Modified: 2012-08-16 11:19 EDT (History)
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Description Jonathan Briggs 2011-05-25 16:17:39 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.

How reproducible:
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.
Actual results:
It froze about 30% of the way through for me.

Expected results:
A succesful complete install of F15.
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