Bug 810207 - Unable to upgrade to Fedora 17 pre-release
Unable to upgrade to Fedora 17 pre-release
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: preupgrade (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Richard Hughes
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-04-05 06:47 EDT by Thomas Spear
Modified: 2013-02-13 09:42 EST (History)
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Description Thomas Spear 2012-04-05 06:47:48 EDT
Description of problem:
Receive "dracut Warning: no suitable images" error

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install preupgrade via yum
2. Run preupgrade
3. Check box to show alpha/beta releases
4. Select Fedora 17 and follow prompts
5. Reboot
6. At GRUB menu, select upgrade to Fedora 17
7. Receive error during boot
Actual results:
Upgrade process errors out during boot and drops the user to shell with the warning listed above and no other information really about how to fix the issue. Cannot reboot via commands 'shutdown' or 'reboot' due to a failure to access init. Attempted '/init 6' as 'init' was not even recognized as a command, but that failed too.

Expected results:
Upgrade to F17

Additional info:
This is being done in a VM, as Fedora 16 is installed in a VirtualBox VM on top of Windows 7. VBox version is 4.1.12.

This is NOT related to Bug 748119 as I do not run /var on its own partition:

[speeddy@blackhole ~]$ df -h
Filesystem                  Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
rootfs                       10G  4.9G  5.0G  50% /
devtmpfs                    740M     0  740M   0% /dev
tmpfs                       751M   80K  750M   1% /dev/shm
/dev/mapper/vg_sda-lv_root   10G  4.9G  5.0G  50% /
tmpfs                       751M   50M  701M   7% /run
tmpfs                       751M     0  751M   0% /sys/fs/cgroup
tmpfs                       751M     0  751M   0% /media
/dev/sda2                  1022M  272M  699M  29% /boot
/dev/mapper/vg_sda-lv_opt   2.0G  214M  1.7G  11% /opt
/dev/mapper/vg_sda-lv_home  2.0G  384M  1.6G  20% /home
none                        150G   45G  105G  30% /media/sf_Shared
/dev/sr0                     49M   49M     0 100% /media/VBOXADDITIONS_4.1.12_77245

Fedora 16 remains bootable after rebooting using VM controls since none of the linux commands to reboot were working. Attempted to reboot into upgrade again with same results.


I do get some kernel module loading errors during the init process though none of them occur before "Loading Fedora 17 x86_64 installer..."

After the "Loading" message above, I get "dracut: rd.lvm=0: removing LVM activation" followed by some registration messages for tcp and udp transports, then my NIC driver loads up followed by:

[12.379468] dracut: anaconda using disk root at /dev/sda1
[12.432645] EXT4-fs (sda2): recovery complete
[12.433569] EXT4-fs (sda2): mounted filesystem with ordered data mode. Opts: (null)
[12.471716] dracut Warning: no suitable images
dracut Warning: no suitable images
[35.530684] dracut Warning: Unable to process initqueue
dracut Warning: Unable to process initqueue
[35.533058] dracut Warning: /dev/root does not exist
dracut Warning: /dev/root does not exist
Dropping to debug shell.

dracut:/# _


Hope this is enough info to resolve the issue, as I cannot currently copy/paste in the tty shell (GPM is not installed since it is preupgrade). I can take screenshots if needed, however.
Comment 1 Alexander Lindqvist 2012-04-12 16:51:49 EDT
I have the same Dracut error message upon booting and doing the upgrade. This is on a HP laptop and /var is not on its own partition. Im using a encrypted filesystem and does not get a password prompt for the filesystem.
Comment 2 Gireesh Sreekantan 2012-05-07 11:07:22 EDT
I am facing the issue with my desktop. I have a single 15GB partition for / of size 15GB out of which 3.6GB is free after downloading all the files required for preupgrade.

On reboot, I get the Upgrade to F17 option but it suddenly says "root volume not found" and drops me to a dracut shell.
Comment 3 Alex Lancaster 2012-05-21 18:02:18 EDT
Possibly the same problem as in bug 798779?
Comment 4 Thomas Spear 2012-06-14 18:05:06 EDT
I do not believe this is the same as bug 798779, because that bug applies to after the preupgrade install finishes when you are to reboot into the just upgraded OS. In addition, that bug also references bug 813973 which is due to a small /boot partition causing dracut to download the necessary boot files from the web, but failing to do so due to a recursion bug.

At any rate, I read somewhere that this was a known problem with the beta preupgrade, and that it was scheduled to be fixed before final. I am not certain if this is fixed in final or not, as I do not have an F16 machine any longer to test on (I went ahead and wiped the VM and installed the F17 beta to it via LiveCD). If anyone does know, feel free to update.
Comment 5 Mark 2012-07-18 23:07:41 EDT
I have the same Dracut error message upon booting and doing the upgrade. This is on a Sony laptop and /var is not on its own partition.
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