another upgrade, another disaster

Sérgio Basto sergio at
Sun Jun 3 22:29:05 UTC 2012

On Qui, 2012-05-31 at 14:58 -0700, Adam Williamson wrote: 
> On Thu, 2012-05-31 at 22:21 +0200, Caterpillar wrote:
> > I would like to share my experience about upgrading from Fedora 16 to
> > 17 a quiet number of machines.
> > 
> > 100% percenteage computer base have putted my hands on, had problems
> > during the upgrade from Fedora 16 to 17. 
> > Which problems? First of all, the most happening error (~80%) is after
> > preupgrade-anaconda upgrade. Once the installation of fc17 packages
> > has finished, at reboot, grub2 still had Fedora 16 kernels. To fix
> > that you had to start one of those kernels (and conseguentely having a
> > kernel panic when doing a system restart) 

I can confirm that , seems a grub problem doesn't add F17 kernel to
menu , and boots with F16 kernel 

> Yes. We know about that one. We've had it filed since before release.
> Actually, there are at least two issues in this area. See
> ,
> .

> No, that is not the case. See above. The issues with old kernel sticking
> around after upgrade were already known and reported before release. 
> The #820351 case is fundamentally more or less impossible to solve
> entirely, outside of sticking Epochs in the kernel package. So there was
> no point holding up the release for that. The #820340 case is specific
> to preupgrade and isn't a showstopper, so we didn't hold the release for
> that one either. There is an upgrade currently in testing that ought to
> fix it.

To me seems grub2 bugs and I see more 2 bugs, 
1- If have grub with some custom items, I don't know exactly what, I got
for example:   
background_image -m
stretch /usr/share/backgrounds/verne/default/normalish/verne.png

upgrade boot entry miss at least definition of root 
so I have to add  set root='(hd0,msdos1)' to upgrade boot entry. 

2- If I put load_video on upgrade boot entry , preupgrade boots with a
blank screen and I don't see any graphic, is a video problem. (I read
some bug block about this)  

Hope that can help something. 
ah and for recover a fail upgrade system , I got many tips here: 
but be careful not all of document is correct and is a little old. 

Sérgio M. B.

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