F16 upgrade disaster

Bruno Wolff III bruno at wolff.to
Sat Nov 12 17:33:17 UTC 2011

On Sat, Nov 12, 2011 at 12:21:02 -0500,
  Sam Varshavchik <mrsam at courier-mta.com> wrote:
> But then, a reboot gets stuck at "Error 16". I tried everything I
> could think of, but I give up. I'm pxe-booting this brick into
> rescue mode, pulling my files off, and reinstalling.

A change in the gcc compiler broke grub in f15 and f16. This wasn't considered
a blocker because f16 wasn't going to use grub. It doesn't affect you
unless you run grub-install as the copies installed by rpm aren't used
for booting.

Check if bug https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=718722 is what
you are seeing.

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