Bug 857563 - convertfs failure.
convertfs failure.
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: dracut (Show other bugs)
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Reported: 2012-09-14 16:56 EDT by Dave Jones
Modified: 2015-01-04 17:31 EST (History)
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Description Dave Jones 2012-09-14 16:56:28 EDT
I tried to to upgrade an f16 box to 17 remotely, using yum.
After rebuilding the initramfs, the convertfs part fails..

[    5.452657] dracut: Mounted root filesystem /dev/md2
[    5.559123] dracut: Converting /var/run to symlink
[    5.564114] dracut: mv: cannot move `/sysroot/var/run' to `/sysroot/var/run.runmove~': Read-only file system
[    5.574127] dracut: ln: failed to create symbolic link `/sysroot/var/run/run': Read-only file system
[    5.583340] dracut: Converting /var/lock to symlink
[    5.588305] dracut: mv: cannot move `/sysroot/var/lock' to `/sysroot/var/lock.lockmove~': Read-only file system
[    5.598549] dracut: ln: failed to create symbolic link `/sysroot/var/lock/lock': Read-only file system
[    5.607947] dracut: /usr/bin/convertfs: line 60: /sysroot/.usrmovecheck645: Read-only file system
[    5.616922] dracut: Cannot write to /sysroot/
[    5.788875] dracut: Switching root

dracut version 018-55.git20120606.fc16.noarch
Comment 1 Harald Hoyer 2012-09-27 05:26:54 EDT
have you tried adding "rw" to the kernel command line, so that it gets mounted writable?
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