Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 753137
preupgrade fails if symlink /etc/grub.conf to /boot/grub/grub.conf doesn't exist (Fedora 15 -> Fedora 16)
Last modified: 2013-02-13 09:35:51 EST
Description of problem:
At end of preupgrade there was an error message:
Generating metadata for preupgrade repo
DEBUG /sbin/grubby --title="Upgrade to Fedora 16 (Verne)" --remove-kernel="/boot/upgrade/vmlinuz" --add-kernel="/boot/upgrade/vmlinuz" --initrd="/boot/upgrade/initrd.img" --args="preupgrade repo=hd::/var/cache/yum/preupgrade ks=hd:UUID=f3b1f67c-df44-4b4e-8db3-3d5e5a6212e8:/upgrade/ks.cfg"
error opening /etc/grub.conf for read: No such file or directory
After reboot, the old version was loaded instead of the upgrade environment.
I created the link manually an re-execuded the grubby-command listed above.
With that manual fix the upgrade worked.
After boot, upgrade from 15 to 16 is not executed, because changes in grub.conf aren't done.
Upgrade should be started after rebooting.
I have a separate /boot-partition, perhaps the symlink was missing because of that in Fedora 15?
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