[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Thread Index] [Date Index] [Author Index]

Re: Force to update to f10, but yum can't bring it into synch.



On Thursday 26 February 2009, Craig White wrote:
>On Thu, 2009-02-26 at 22:37 -0500, Gene Heskett wrote:
>> Greetings;
>>
>> I killed x trying to make this )*(&%$ video card work so I put the f10 dvd
>> in and updated it to F10.
>>
>> Two immediate problems.
>>
>> 1. Grub must have miss-fired, all I get is the grub shell and I have to
>> enter all the boot data line by line in order to boot.  Is that a fresh
>> grub- install?
>
>----
>that hasn't been a commonly reported problem with F10 but after you boot
>up, have you run 'grub-install /dev/sda' to ensure that grub is properly
>installed? What does /boot/grub/grub.conf look like?

# grub.conf generated by anaconda
#
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
# NOTICE:  You have a /boot partition.  This means that
#          all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg.
#          root (hd0,0)
#          kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/sdb3
#          initrd /initrd-version.img
#boot=/dev/sdb
default=0
fallback=9 
timeout=15
splashimage=(hd0,0)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
# 0
title Fedora (2.6.27.5-117.fc10.i686.PAE)
        root (hd0,0)
        kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.27.5-117.fc10.i686.PAE ro 
root=UUID=811c07da-065e-4da7-988e-686913725b53 rhgb quiet nomodeset
        initrd /initrd-2.6.27.5-117.fc10.i686.PAE.img

# 2
title Fedora (2.6.27.5-117.fc10.i686)
        root (hd0,0)
        kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.27.5-117.fc10.i686 ro 
root=UUID=811c07da-065e-4da7-988e-686913725b53 rhgb quiet nomodeset
        initrd /initrd-2.6.27.5-117.fc10.i686.img

# 3
title fedora (2.6.28)
        root (hd0,0)
        kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.28 ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet nomodeset
        initrd /initrd-2.6.28.img

# 4
title fedora (2.6.28.2)
        root (hd0,0)
        kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.28.2 ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet nomodeset
        initrd /initrd-2.6.28.2.img

# 5
title fedora (2.6.28.3)
        root (hd0,0)
        kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.28.3 ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet nomodeset
        initrd /initrd-2.6.28.3.img

# 6
title fedora (2.6.28.4)
        root (hd0,0)
        kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.28.4 ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet nomodeset
        initrd /initrd-2.6.28.4.img

# 7
title fedora (2.6.28.5)
        root (hd0,0)
        kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.28.5 ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet nomodeset
        initrd /initrd-2.6.28.5.img

# 8
title fedora (2.6.28.6)
	root (hd0,0)
	kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.28.6 ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet nomodeset
        initrd /initrd-2.6.28.6.img

# 9
title fedora (2.6.28.7)
        root (hd0,0)
        kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.28.7 ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet nomodeset
        initrd /initrd-2.6.28.7.img

#10
title fedora (2.6.29-rc2)
        root (hd0,0)
        kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.29-rc2 ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet nomodeset
        initrd /initrd-2.6.29-rc2.img
#11
title fedora (2.6.29-rc3)
        root (hd0,0)
        kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.29-rc3 ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet nomodeset
        initrd /initrd-2.6.29-rc3.img
#12
title           Ubuntu jaunty (development branch), kernel 2.6.28-6-generic
		root (hd2,0)
uuid            dec5d1c4-967e-4946-8f1b-4b30b6ceee07
kernel          /vmlinuz-2.6.28-6-generic 
root=UUID=cb93c923-1039-44ba-965f-9fb581dc16be ro quiet splash
initrd          /initrd.img-2.6.28-6-generic
quiet

#11
title           Ubuntu jaunty (development branch), kernel 2.6.28-6-generic 
(recovery mode)
		root (hd2,0)
uuid            dec5d1c4-967e-4946-8f1b-4b30b6ceee07
kernel          /vmlinuz-2.6.28-6-generic 
root=UUID=cb93c923-1039-44ba-965f-9fb581dc16be ro  single
initrd          /initrd.img-2.6.28-6-generic

#12
title           Ubuntu jaunty (development branch), memtest86+
		root (hd2,0)
uuid            dec5d1c4-967e-4946-8f1b-4b30b6ceee07
kernel          /memtest86+.bin
quiet
======================

The initial, commented /dev/sdb is correct, /dev/sda is the master drive on 
this mobo's only PATA interface, and is not normally mounted. /dev/sdb is the 
first SATA drive, and is selected as the first bootable hard disk in the bios.
So I assume then that my command line to install grub again would then be:
grub-install /dev/sdb ?

>----
>
>> 2. Yum wants to update 435 packages, but many dependencies stop it.  What
>> is the f10 procedure to bring that up to speed now?
>
>----
>you probably have some packages that have to be manually removed that
>are blocking the update.

I will probably hit a package that does this eventually, I have it processing 
the updates displayed about 1 yumex screen full at a time, and so far that 
hasn't triggered a dependency storm.  That knocking sound, yeah, you know what 
it is.

Thanks Craig.

>You probably want to check out this page
>http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/YumUpgradeFaq even if you used the DVD or
>preupgrade to install the update as this has a lot of information useful
>like 'clean stuff' section and various issues going from like 8=>9 or
>9=>10

I have tons of self compiled stuff here, and will again shortly.  The radeonhd 
driver supplied with the dvd is so slow I can repaint the screen with a 2" 
wide paint brush faster.

[root coyote ~]# glxgears
1628 frames in 5.0 seconds = 325.495 FPS
1636 frames in 5.0 seconds = 327.036 FPS
1635 frames in 5.0 seconds = 326.821 FPS
1573 frames in 5.0 seconds = 314.521 FPS
1455 frames in 5.0 seconds = 290.819 FPS
1521 frames in 5.0 seconds = 304.192 FPS

Which surprises me, it feels a heck of a lot slower.  Moving firefox an inch 
to the left takes about 10 seconds as it redraws the whole screen about 50 
times doing it.

It was doing about 900 before I broke it.  And I could move a screen as fast 
as the mouse moved.  Sigh.

>Craig


-- 
Cheers, Gene
"There are four boxes to be used in defense of liberty:
 soap, ballot, jury, and ammo. Please use in that order."
-Ed Howdershelt (Author)
The more they over-think the plumbing the easier it is to stop up the drain.


[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Thread Index] [Date Index] [Author Index]