F17 vs. Pentium 4

Michael Hennebry hennebry at web.cs.ndsu.nodak.edu
Sun Apr 8 22:08:13 UTC 2012

It's now been moe than a month sicne I started trying to install F16.

On Fri, 6 Apr 2012, Felix Miata wrote:

> On 2012/04/06 15:24 (GMT-0500) Michael Hennebry composed:

>> On Fri, 6 Apr 2012, Felix Miata wrote:

>>>  How about "cloning" your F15, and upgrading that to F16 with latest fixes
>>>  with Yum?

I made a filesystem in a new partition and copied to it as follows:
from /media as root:
cp -a sata400-3-slash/* sata-400-17
I edited the target's fstab.
LABEL=sata400-17        /    ext3    defaults        1 1

> Just be sure that the first thing done after cloning is ensuring UUID and 
> volume label on copy and clone do not match, and that on the clone fstab and 
> Grub's menu are matched to the clone's location. Also, a typical cloning 
> process does not clone Grub. That invariably must be done separately. Failing 
> the fstab & Grub menu post-cloning steps would almost surely result in damage 
> to the F15 source, if not complete destruction, once is upgrade is begun.

My first F15 install includes four partitions,
one for / , one for /boot and two for swap.
The copy uses the same /boot and swap partitions.

Here are my grub stanzas:
title Fedora 15 (  sdb17
 	root (hd1,1)
 	kernel /vmlinuz- ro root=/dev/sdb17
 	initrd /initramfs-

title Fedora 15 (  sdb3
 	root (hd1,1)
 	kernel /vmlinuz- ro root=UUID=ce978949-d044-4020-8001-02454648a64e rd_NO_LUKS rd_NO_LVM rd_NO_MD rd_NO_DM LANG=en_US.UTF-8 SYSFONT=latarcyrheb-sun16 KEYTABLE=us rhgb quiet
 	initrd /initramfs-

I can boot sdb3.
sdb17 fails.
The last line before catatonia included:
systemd-readahead-collect[406]: Failed to open pack file Permission denied
There were other failures, but I mostly don't remember what they wer.
One mentioned systemctl states and NetworkManager.service .

Any ideas?

Michael   hennebry at web.cs.ndsu.NoDak.edu
"On Monday, I'm gonna have to tell my kindergarten class,
whom I teach not to run with scissors,
that my fiance ran me through with a broadsword."  --  Lily

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