Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 840312
"error: file not found" after booting kernel
Last modified: 2013-07-31 20:45:51 EDT
Description of problem:
After upgrading F16->F17 using preupgrade, when booting, I get
error: file not found.
three times after the "Booting 'Fedorea...'" message, then
Loading initial ramdisk ...
Press any key to continue...
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Preupgrade F16->F17 (exact version not known)
Reliable (8 systems so far)
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Upgrade F16->F17
Error messages (and delayed boot) as above
No delayed boot
Of course, this looks exactly like bug 810348. However it is not a duplicate. Using preupgrade provides no option to skip bootloader configuration (the reason for the "notabug" resolution of bug 810348). Hence if preupgrade does in fact skip the bootloader configuration, then this is in itself a bug.
The only thing I can think of that is common to all my systems, and maybe not common to others, is use of separate /usr partitions. The F17 problems with separate /usr may be in play here, in causing preupgrade not to progress normally.
I'm happy to provide any relevant material - I'm just not sure what is relevant (I have to admit I don't really understand the grub2 boot process).
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