Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 858744
upgrade kernel can't find root parittion - logical volume
Last modified: 2013-02-13 09:47:34 EST
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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
How reproducible: every time
Steps to Reproduce:
1. run preupgrade successfully
2. modify grub/menu.lst as per troubleshooting instructions on preupgrade wiki page
Actual results: root not found
Expected results: expect installer to boot
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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