Bug 84683 - grubby failure during kernel upgrade
grubby failure during kernel upgrade
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: mkinitrd (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
David Lawrence
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Blocks: 79579
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Reported: 2003-02-20 05:41 EST by Pavel
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:51 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-06-10 23:47:45 EDT
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Description Pavel 2003-02-20 05:41:10 EST
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Description of problem:
I have a phoebe2 system upgraded to latest rawhide. When I try to upgrade a
kernel to 2.4.20-2.49 I get an error message:
grubby fatal error: unable to find a suitable template 

I tried it with mkinitrd 3.4.35 (comes with phoebe2), 3.4.36 (from up2date) and
3.4.42 (rawhide). 

I didn't modify grub.conf manually (except changing timeout from 10 to 3 seconds).

I had same problems upgarding kernel to 2.4.20-2.48, but somehow I managed to do
it with one of the mkinitrd versions.

My system is Pentium166 MMX if it matters.

My grub.conf file:
# grub.conf generated by anaconda
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
# NOTICE:  You have a /boot partition.  This means that
#          all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg.
#          root (hd0,0)
#          kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/hda2
#          initrd /initrd-version.img
title Red Hat Linux (2.4.20-2.48)
	root (hd0,0)
	kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.20-2.48 ro root=LABEL=/
	initrd /initrd-2.4.20-2.48.img 

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Upgrade to rawhide kernel

Actual Results:  grubby reports an error and does not modify grub.conf

Expected Results:  upgrade kernel

Additional info:
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2003-03-20 12:46:52 EST
Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2003-04-02 00:58:57 EST
Does this happen with the final Red Hat Linux 9 release?
Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2003-06-10 23:47:45 EDT
Closing due to activity.  Please reopen if you have further information to add
to this bug report.

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