F20 Installs Fail From Every Angle

Chris Murphy lists at colorremedies.com
Mon Dec 30 16:15:33 UTC 2013


On Dec 30, 2013, at 5:49 AM, Brian Hanks <bhanks at bhanks.net> wrote:

>> On Sun, 29 Dec 2013 22:47:07 -0700, Chris Murphy wrote:
>>  
>> You chose the fedup option in GRUB, but instead of getting text status of the progessing update, you got what appeared to be normal F19 boot? 
>> 
>> If /var is a separate partition/LV instead of on rootfs, this behavior occurs. Please post your fstab if unsure. Do you have any encrypted partitions or volumes? Please post the result of lsblk if yes.
> 
> I do not have any encrypted partitions, but /var is definitely separate:

https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Common_F20_bugs#Upgrade_fails_if_.2Fvar_is_a_separate_partition

Make sure /var is actually being mounted with the existing fedup boot option (even though it doesn't start the upgrade). The bug itself reports a case where failure to mount is not accounted for in the workaround. The problem stems from /var mounting late, so the upgrade process doesn't begin because the upgrade files are in /var. If the upgrade files are located elsewhere, the upgrade process can start, but /var must eventually be mounted in order for its filed to be upgraded. So a failed /var mount is different than delayed /var mount.


Chris Murphy
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