Bug 851733 - Fedora 16->17 upgrade left /boot empty
Fedora 16->17 upgrade left /boot empty
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 804913
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Anaconda Maintenance Team
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Reported: 2012-08-24 17:44 EDT by Roland Roberts
Modified: 2012-08-24 18:02 EDT (History)
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Description Roland Roberts 2012-08-24 17:44:58 EDT
Description of problem:
System was a fully up-to-date Fedora 16 system. 
After the upgrade, reboot fell into a dracut shell immediately after mounting the root filesystem. The last messages before getting a dracut prompt are:

 cannot find init!
 please check to make sure you specified a valid root filesystem!

At that point, the root file system IS mounted, but /boot is empty. Running "lvm vgscan -ay" to insure all volumes are activated is not helpful as exiting dracut still results in a kernel panic.

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How reproducible:

Don't know what triggered empty /boot. 

Steps to Reproduce:
1. "Normal" upgrade from F16->F17 via preupgrade
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I have booted using live media and am trying to figure out a recovery strategy that doesn't involve copying my data to a new drive and installing clean :-(

parted shows the drive as having three partitions, bios_grub, boot, and lvm.
Comment 1 Roland Roberts 2012-08-24 17:48:31 EDT
Okay, it's not that /boot is empty, it's not being mounted at that point. It is present in the EFI partition and I can mount it. My misunderstanding.
Comment 2 Roland Roberts 2012-08-24 18:02:31 EDT
Okay, after continuing to browse, I realized this is actually a duplicate of 804913. The same solution works, adding rd.lvm.lv=vg_xyzzy/usr as I also have /usr as a separate partition.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 804913 ***

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