Bug 835770 - Fresh Install fails to boot (no init)
Fresh Install fails to boot (no init)
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: preupgrade (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
unspecified Severity high
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Assigned To: Richard Hughes
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-06-27 01:08 EDT by bob mckay
Modified: 2013-02-13 09:46 EST (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2013-02-13 09:46:42 EST
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upgrade log (175.14 KB, text/x-log)
2012-06-27 01:08 EDT, bob mckay
no flags Details
upgrade syslog (5.91 KB, application/octet-stream)
2012-06-27 01:09 EDT, bob mckay
no flags Details

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Description bob mckay 2012-06-27 01:08:35 EDT
Created attachment 594681 [details]
upgrade log

Description of problem:
When there is a separate /usr, preupgrade creates an f17 system that fails to boot with "cannot find init".

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Sorry, can't figure out how to check (preupgrade has been upgraded to f17), but it was the latest version in a fully updated f16 as of 27/6/2012

How reproducible:
Not sure. Will have more information as I try to upgrade more systems...

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install preupgrade in F16, on a system with separate /usr
2. Upgrade to F17
Actual results:
System fails to boot because it looks for init without having mounted /usr

Expected results:
System boots

Additional info:
This looks awfully like a re-emergence of Bug 804913 (the same fix listed in Comment 3 of Bug 804913 still works). However if you are tempted to mark this as a duplicate, please consider that this also implies changing the 'closed' rating for Bug 804913 - it may be 'closed wontfix', but it clearly isn't 'closed errata' - no amount of documentation change is going to fix this problem for those who already have f16 installations with separate /usr partitions.
Comment 1 bob mckay 2012-06-27 01:09:53 EDT
Created attachment 594682 [details]
upgrade syslog
Comment 2 Fedora End Of Life 2013-01-16 08:52:07 EST
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