Karma needed for builds intended for TC1

Adam Williamson awilliam at redhat.com
Wed Apr 25 09:31:32 UTC 2012

On Tue, 2012-04-24 at 20:12 -0700, John Reiser wrote:
> On 04/24/2012 02:56 PM, Tim Flink wrote:
> > http://tflink.fedorapeople.org/iso/20120424_f17-preTC1-3.x64.boot.iso
> > I haven't done a bare metal install with this iso yet but it boots for
> > me on multiple EFI machines, so I'm pretty confident that the kinks
> > have been worked out.
> EFI booting that DVD to update an existing Fedora 17 Beta x86_64 with
> EFI boot, and requesting "Do not change bootloader config", has left
> my system unbootable.

That option is somewhat poorly named. What it really means is 'Don't let
anaconda change the bootloader config'. It doesn't prevent the kernel
post script from changing it, when the kernel package is updated; it'd
be very difficult to prevent that. So it's not actually particularly
unusual for the grub config file to be changed after such an upgrade. We
probably should rename the option somehow...

> First, it did change /boot/efi/EFI/redhat/grub.conf, even though I asked
> for no change.  Second, the update left only one stanza in grub.conf,
> completely erasing what was there before.  This was an Update, so the
> old stanzas should have remained present.  

That certainly sounds wrong.

> Third, the bootloader was
> changed to one that cannot find anything, and always drops to
> "grub rescue >".  Fourth, there is no "help" command in grub rescue.

Also wrong, but you're not providing much useful data. What exactly is
the grub config changed to? What shows in the anaconda logs from the
upgrade, particularly program.log
Adam Williamson
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