Another preupgrade disaster -
bobgoodwin at wildblue.net
Sat Nov 21 10:30:32 UTC 2009
On 20/11/09 21:01, stan wrote:
> On Fri, 20 Nov 2009 17:43:36 -0500
> Bob Goodwin<bobgoodwin at wildblue.net> wrote:
>> On 20/11/09 17:29, David Timms wrote:
>>> On 11/21/2009 08:50 AM, Bob Goodwin wrote:
>>>> Don't know what that means. Why does it want the "root" for the
>>>> previous system?
>>> The "root" in this case refers to the top level of your filesystem
>>> tree "/". It can't find it.
>>> Can you post: cat /boot/grub/grub.conf [root at box6 ~]# cat
>>> # grub.conf generated by anaconda
>>> # Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to
>>> this file
>>> # NOTICE: You have a /boot partition. This means that
>>> # all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg.
>>> # root (hd0,0)
>>> # kernel /vmlinuz-version ro
>>> root=/dev/mapper/vg_box6-lv_root #
>>> initrd /initrd-version.img #boot=/dev/sda
>>> title Upgrade to Fedora 12 (Constantine)
> root (hd0,0)
>>> kernel /upgrade/vmlinuz preupgrade
>>> initrd /upgrade/initrd.img
> I don't know about the rest of what you posted, but this seems to be
> missing the root (hd0,0) line. Maybe preupgrade takes it from the next
>>> title Omega 11.1 Fedora Remix (188.8.131.52-96.fc11.i586)
>>> root (hd0,0)
>>> kernel /vmlinuz-184.108.40.206-96.fc11.i586 ro
>>> initrd /initrd-220.127.116.11-96.fc11.i586.img
I will try adding that line later. I don't have that computer
running at the moment.
Before doing the "preupgrade" I pruned the /boot directory to make
as much room as possible and may have inadvertently corrupted
something in the process although it seemed unlikely at the time?
That or perhaps it doesn't like the reference to Omega. The F-11
systems were installed from the Omega Live CD and configured with
yum to get what I wanted.
I did even worse with preupgrade when last I tried it, lost
everything! I hoped to preserve as much of my F-11 configuration as
possible and elected to try again. I use xfce set up to satisfy me
and it's quite a bit of effort. It looks like I may have to start
from scratch again as usual.
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