kernel upgrade bug?
scott at ponzo.net
Sat Dec 3 15:56:25 UTC 2011
On 12/03/2011 04:30 AM, Scott van Looy wrote:
> Isn't there supposed to be an initramfs for 3.1.2-1?
My system has:
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 15945815 Dec 1 21:24
So yes, you should have one.
> Is this a bug?
Depends. If you used preupgrade to move from f15 to f16, it's probably
a bug. If you used yum to do so, I'm not sure that that is an
"approved" method of upgrading...one does so at their own risk.
> If there's supposed to be one, if so, how can I generate one? Once I have, do I need to reinstall grub?
You could use dracut to build the initrd, but you're probably better off
re-installing the kernel package. Something like:
$ su -
# yumdownloader kernel
# rpm -ivh --force kernel.package.file.name.rpm
You don't need to re-install grub, but you should double-check grub.conf
before rebooting to the new kernel.
Also, I do believe f16 includes a move to grub2 -- at least, the tools
are installed after I ran preupgrade & upgraded. But my system was left
still using grub. That's not such a bad thing, since the grub2.conf
syntax has completely changed, making us all grub noobs again.
There's also a wiki page somewhere that talks about post-upgrade
cleanups one should perform to make sure old packages are thoroughly
removed...ask in #fedora about that, or maybe someone will post the link.
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