Bug 753137 - preupgrade fails if symlink /etc/grub.conf to /boot/grub/grub.conf doesn't exist (Fedora 15 -> Fedora 16)
preupgrade fails if symlink /etc/grub.conf to /boot/grub/grub.conf doesn't ex...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: preupgrade (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Richard Hughes
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2011-11-11 07:39 EST by nada
Modified: 2013-02-13 09:35 EST (History)
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Description nada 2011-11-11 07:39:50 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.

Actual results:

After boot, upgrade from 15 to 16 is not executed, because changes in grub.conf aren't done.

Expected results:

Upgrade should be started after rebooting.

Additional info:

I have a separate /boot-partition, perhaps the symlink was missing because of that in Fedora 15?
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