preupgrade to f13-beta

James Laska jlaska at redhat.com
Tue May 4 12:59:59 UTC 2010


On Tue, 2010-05-04 at 13:14 +0200, birger wrote:
> On Mon, 2010-04-19 at 07:42 -0400, Kamil Paral wrote:
> > ----- "birger" <birger at birger.sh> wrote:
> > > 
> > > I retried, but let it sit there with the blinking cursor while
> > > cleaning
> > > the house. After a loooong time it finally popped up a graphical
> > > installer.
> > > 
> > > All log files seem to have started at the moment the system woke up,
> > > so
> > > it seems like it 'just' needs a long time loading the initram or
> > > something like that? Right now it's sitting in the installer waiting
> > > for
> > > me to select disk. Is there anything I should check?
> > > 
> > > Restart the upgrade with some options?
> > 
> > I think you should wait a while until preupgrade-1.1.5 is out,
> > it fixes some more errors that may have influenced your
> > upgrade process:
> > https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=572148
> > https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=575400
> 
> I installed 1.1.5 from updates-testing and tried again.
> 
> Previously, anaconda stopped and asked which disk to upgrade on after
> the boot. It doesn't do that anymore, so it was too late to stop the
> upgrade process. I have not had a chance to test the end result.
> 
> The hang was still there. After preupgrade did its job and rebooted, I
> got the black screen with the blinking cursor in the upper left hand
> corner as before. This time I got to time it, and after exactly 20
> minutes it started X and did the upgrade.
> 
> Are there any log files or commands that would be interesting in order
> to determine where the problem is?

On your upgraded system, you can remove "rhgb quiet" from the boot
arguments, this should allow a closer look at what might be causing the
slow boot.  Additionally, there should be a /var/log/boot.log file for
inspection after you've booted.  Any hints there?

Thanks,
James
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