Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 755124
Unstable/missing functionality in preupgrade
Last modified: 2013-02-13 09:37:05 EST
Description of problem:
I tried to upgrade two f15 x86_64 machines to f16 via preupgrade yesterday, and had to resort to Yum instead after 7 hours of trying. My observations are:
* preupgrade should generate a ks.cfg that reflects the presence of "console=ttyS*" in your cmdline... so a "text" should also be present in the ks.cfg, as well as the Anaconda magic to cause console redirection to happen.
* having initrd run in "quiet" mode is pointless. an upgrade is done once only (hopefully!), and the value of getting useful information to troubleshoot a hang (as I saw) outweighs the aesthetic ugliness of a bunch of kernel boot-spew.
* also, some scripts to manually tweak the initrd.img (via dracut or whatever) would be handy for common tasks (such as verbosity, additional drivers, etc).
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