Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 827997
preupgrade makes non-usable initramfs
Last modified: 2013-02-13 09:45:52 EST
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: unable to open '$devnode'
dracut Warning: Unable to process initqueue
dracut Warning: /dev/mapper/VolGroup01-LogVol00 does not exist
Dropping to debug shell.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
I am going to attach my rpm -qa --last before and after preupgrade.
Always, tried rebooting a few times, until I did rpm -ivh --force <the-same-kernel>.
Steps to Reproduce:
The problem was fixed with booting the old f16 kernel (and let it crash on shutdown), do rpm -ivh --force <koji_url_of_3.3.7-1.fc17> to re-install the f17 kernel.
Somebody might want to look at where "unable to open '$devnode'" comes from...
Please attach your anaconda logs.
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