Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 752446
Preupgrade does not install version 16 kernel
Last modified: 2013-02-13 09:35:07 EST
Description of problem:I have run preuprade twice and my system still only boots to the nkernel 184.108.40.206-2.fc15.x86_64. A preupgrade boot option is in te grub.conf file but when selected it does not boot.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Below is the first in entry in my grub.file. I inserted the line "root (hd0,0)" after the title line and it made no difference, still would not boot.
The files ks.kfg and initrd.img do exist in the upgrade directory.
title Upgrade to Fedora 16 (Verne)
kernel /upgrade/vmlinuz preupgrade repo=hd::/var/cache/yum/preupgrade ks=hd:UUID=ac18a723-24c1-4163-b48e-ae65acfba6f4:/upgrade/ks.cfg
Sounds like a problem in preupgrade. Might be bug 737731.
I have the version of preupgrade installed that is suggested in bug 737731. This might have been part of the bug previously but this does not fix the problem now.
preupgrade.noarch 1.1.10-1.fc15 @updates-testing
I am having the same issues; the upgrade grub line doesn't boot; older kernel does.
I also used preupgrade 1.1.10-1.fc15.
I just reread comment 1 and 2 about bug 737731. If I'm reading it correctly: that bug was about grub2 not being installed by the end of the upgrade process.
Our problem is the upgrade image itself is not bootable; at least for me the initial reboot (after preupgrade was run) would not run; it died with no messages right after Grub tried to boot the upgrade image.
have same problem. Could it be because of i have /var and /boot on different partitions?
I tryied to edit grub/menu.lst, because it contains not right lines. After i use preupgrade utility, there was:
title Upgrade to Fedora 16 (Verne)
kernel /upgrade/vmlinuz preupgrade repo=hd::/var/cache/yum/preupgrade ks=hd:UUID=e3034e15-43f3-407a-8565-92db0b04ff0d:/upgrade/ks.cfg
look at "snip...repo=hd::/var/cache...snip". Between two colon should be something like this(if i correct understand):
"snip...repo=hd:UUID=4fffa7e4-1a9d-4573-8831-983406264143:...snip". This UUID of mine "/var" partition. I tryed to change next part of the path from "/var/cache/yum/preupgrade" to "/cache/yum/preupgrade" which will be correct related to my "/var" UUID. Also i added new line before this two: "root (hd0,0)". But still no luck. After i press "Upgrade to Fedora 16 (Verne)" menu item, I just see black screen and no boot process
I proceeded to download the FE16 network update iso and then successfully upgraded to FE16.
My boot options are; Fedora, Fedora (recovery), Fedora Install and Fedora Install (recovery). To me this indicates that Fedora now has a built in upgrade path via an install boot option. If so, does this not deprecate the PreUpgrade application and thereby make this bug a moot issue?
I have the same problem. Grub did not get upgrade, so I still have the 0.9 version with old kernels and the line "Update Fedora"
I solved by adding manually the new kernel.
If you need some other special infos please tell me.
I ***highly ***suggest to close as duplicated of
@caterpillar, at least for me: my upgrade was with preupgrade, not a dvd upgrade. So #820351 doesn't seem to apply to my upgrade failure.
Perhaps you meant #826537, which is about preupgrade and f17?
They merged different bugs, but #826537 is the main for preupgrade failures. I had too the problem with preupgrade
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