How to run preupgrade?
Colin Paul Adams
colin at colina.demon.co.uk
Wed Nov 9 16:41:48 UTC 2011
>>>>> "suvayu" == suvayu ali <fatkasuvayu+linux at gmail.com> writes:
suvayu> On Wed, Nov 9, 2011 at 15:31, Colin Paul Adams <colin at colina.demon.co.uk> wrote:
>> The bug says a new preupgrade will be released shortly. I think I
>> should wait for that, although I don't know how to find out when
>> it is available (I added myself to the CC list, so that should do
>> the trick, i hope).
>> Presumably if I yum erase preupgrade, and then install and run it
>> again when the new preupgrade is on the mirrors, it should just
suvayu> I think you misunderstood the bug. Your machine has already
suvayu> been upgraded to F16. It just boots the wrong kernel. To
suvayu> verify this, you can check with the following:
suvayu> $ cat /etc/redhat-release Fedora release 16 (Verne)
I don't get that, I get:
Fedora release 14 (Laughlin)
and I still have a gnome2 desktop (perhaps upgrade is supposed to leave
that alone though?).
suvayu> $ rpm -qa kernel*
suvayu> should list the last 2 F14 kernels and the latest F16 kernel
suvayu> (assuming your installonly limit is set to the default value
suvayu> of 3).
It lists 3 fc 14 kernels and an fc 14 kernel-headers
suvayu> But when you do:
suvayu> $ uname -r
suvayu> You should see the F14 kernel.
I do the third-oldest of the three.
suvayu> The fix for you is simply fix your grub.conf by hand and
suvayu> possibly regenerate your initramfs like this:
suvayu> # dracut -f /boot/initramfs-<F16-kernel-ver>.img
suvayu> I am not sure about this last part, it might be
suvayu> unnecessary. I can't recall what I had to do and why (I was
suvayu> fooling around with the boot splash, and this was when F16
suvayu> was in beta a month back).
I don't want to try any hacks to fix an upgrade process that doesn't
appear to have run. I have two more machines to upgrade as well.
Anyway, it sounds like this is a different problem to the one you had, perhaps.
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