FC3->FC4 upgrade hangs whilst installing kernel-smp package
MichaelCallahan at templeinland.com
Wed Jun 15 04:14:23 UTC 2005
I get the same "No volume control elements and/or devices found" after a
fresh install, but not after an upgrade from FC3. I have not found the
From: Colin Paul Adams [mailto:colin at colina.demon.co.uk]
Sent: Tuesday, June 14, 2005 11:05 PM
To: For users of Fedora Core releases
Subject: Re: FC3->FC4 upgrade hangs whilst installing kernel-smp package
>>>>> "Colin" == Colin Paul Adams <colin at colina.demon.co.uk> writes:
Colin> There WAS a slightly older version of the 2.6.9 smp kernel
Colin> installed (two versions in all - no UP kernel), and the FC4
Colin> smp kernel had been written to disk.
Colin> I physically deleted (I can't boot my FC3 kernel fully at
Colin> the moment - it hangs somewhere in the system tasks startup
Colin> phase, so I could do any rpm -e commands) the FC4 kernel
Colin> and the redundant FC3 kernel from disk.
Colin> This time the install proceeds, not attempting to install
Colin> the kernel at all - so I think what must have been
Colin> happening was it was trying to upgrade the kernel twice (is
Colin> that likely)? So I suspect I shall end up without a 2.6.11
Colin> kernel installed.
This indeed seems to have been the case.
I was ALMOST able to complete the install. The process hung with remaining
time at two minutes, whilst attempting to install (or having just completed)
But now I was able to reboot with the FC3 kernel sucessfully, and do an rpm
-e nodeps on two kernel-smp packages marked as installed (one was the FC4
kernel, another was an older 2.6.9 kernel) but not physically present.
Then I rebooted the FC4 Install option (i.e. I restarted the upgrade
process), and kernel-smp, firefox, fonts-xorg-truetype, and a handfull of
tiny packages, were all upgraded, and the post-installation now ran
So my conclusion from all this, is that before I upgrade my production
system, I should ensure that rpm -q kernel-smp shows only one entry, that of
the current running kernel.
When I login to GNOME, I get a dialog box displaying an error message:
No volume control elements and/or <something - I can't read my
What does this mean? Is it harmless? How can I make it go away for next time
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