F16 upgrade disaster

Sam Varshavchik mrsam at courier-mta.com
Sat Nov 12 17:43:19 UTC 2011


Bruno Wolff III writes:

> 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.

No. I do not get the errors in that bug. grub-install runs without errors,  
and the machine fails to boot with "Error 16" on a blank screen.


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