another upgrade, another disaster

Benny Amorsen benny+usenet at
Thu Jun 7 08:33:26 UTC 2012

Josh Boyer <jwboyer at> writes:

> The magic was quite specified.  You rebuild the initramfs with the
> convertfs module included, and pass the approriate arguments on boot.
> There's a wiki page covering exactly that.

Yes, the invokation is specified in detail. There just isn't any
documentation of what it actually does, to enable you to e.g. do it by
hand or have a guess at fixing it if it goes wrong. That is just too
risky for me.

You cannot upgrade from Fedora 16 to Fedora 17 in an OpenVZ guest,
because those don't run an initrd at all (or even a separate kernel).


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