Bug 827997 - preupgrade makes non-usable initramfs
Summary: preupgrade makes non-usable initramfs
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: preupgrade
Version: 16
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Richard Hughes
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2012-06-04 00:00 UTC by Hin-Tak Leung
Modified: 2013-02-13 14:45 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
: 904288 (view as bug list)
Last Closed: 2013-02-13 14:45:48 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
"rpm -qa --last" before and after preupgrade. (260.98 KB, application/x-gzip)
2012-06-04 00:00 UTC, Hin-Tak Leung
no flags Details

Description Hin-Tak Leung 2012-06-04 00:00:00 UTC
Created attachment 588977 [details]
"rpm -qa --last" before and after preupgrade.

Description of problem:
First described in:

After going through preupgrade, I ended up with a 3.3.7-1.fc17 kernel which boots with the message:
[   0.020998] ..MP-BIOS bug: 8254 timer not connected to IO-APIC
[   1.457035] ata1: softreset failed (device not ready)
ata_id[241]: unable to open '$devnode'

dracut Warning: Unable to process initqueue
dracut Warning: /dev/mapper/VolGroup01-LogVol00 does not exist

Dropping to debug shell.


Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
I am going to attach my rpm -qa --last before and after preupgrade.

How reproducible:
Always, tried rebooting a few times, until I did rpm -ivh --force <the-same-kernel>.

Steps to Reproduce:
Actual results:

Expected results:

Additional info:

The problem was fixed with booting the old f16 kernel (and let it crash on shutdown), do rpm -ivh --force <koji_url_of_3.3.7-1.fc17> to re-install the f17 kernel.

Comment 1 Hin-Tak Leung 2012-06-04 00:06:15 UTC
Somebody might want to look at where "unable to open '$devnode'" comes from...

Comment 2 Mads Kiilerich 2012-06-04 00:27:40 UTC
Please attach your anaconda logs.

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