Bug 858744 - upgrade kernel can't find root parittion - logical volume
upgrade kernel can't find root parittion - logical volume
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: preupgrade (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Richard Hughes
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-09-19 11:07 EDT by Mike Lindner
Modified: 2013-02-13 09:47 EST (History)
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Description Mike Lindner 2012-09-19 11:07:02 EDT
Description of problem: Upgrading from Fedore 16 -> 17 vie preupgrade. Preupgrade fails to run installer because it is a dual boot machine. Followed instructions for modifying grub/menu.lst. Resulting kernel boots, selects /dev/sr0 as root, and fails with /dev/root does not exist.

Thinking there might be an issue with finding root volumne, I copied root=/dev/mapper/VolGroup-lv_root from Fedora 16 grub menu entry. That fails as well with /dev/mapper/VolGroup-lv_root does not exist.

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How reproducible: every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. run preupgrade successfully
2. modify grub/menu.lst as per troubleshooting instructions on preupgrade wiki page
3. reboot
Actual results: root not found

Expected results: expect installer to boot

Additional info:
Comment 1 Mike Lindner 2012-09-25 11:04:41 EDT
Tried creating a LIVE usb boot drive to see what would happen. Installer correctly finds old Linux system, but does *not* give me an option to upgrade from Fedora 16 -> 17. Instead it only offers to replace it.

# cat /etc/redhat-release 
Fedora release 16 (Verne)

I don't know if this is a related problem or not, but at this point it looks like I am unable to upgrade by any means.

FYI the machine in question is a Dell Latitude D630 and in the past has been upgraded from Fedora 12 -> 13 -> 14 -> 15 -> 16.
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