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Re: Urgent: Upgrading FC5 to test4, still no go.



On Tue, 2006-10-03 at 09:04 -0400, Jesse Keating wrote:
> On Tuesday 03 October 2006 02:06, Gilboa Davara wrote:
> > This is rather urgent, as FC6 is about to be released.
> > Yesterday tried to upgrade a fully working copy of FC5 (with separate
> > /boot marked as noauto,defaults).
> > Anaconda didn't mount boot (NONBUG according to BZ#208093 [1]) which
> > was partially fixed - Anaconda disabled the grub "update" option until
> > I manually mounted the /boot partition. Good. (Q: wouldn't be better
> > if Anaconda displayed a message saying: "boot marked noauto; didn't
> > mount it; cannot update existing grub configuration; manually mount
> > it?")
> > The installation itself was rather event-less, and finished just fine.
> >
> > However, when I tried booting my shiny new FC6, I got the dreaded:
> > "GRUB GRUB GRUB ...." and had to reboot the test4 ISO in rescue mode
> > and fix the grub configuration (grub, root (hd0,0), setup (hd0),
> > quit).
> > The machine seems to be working just fine now.
> 
> Retry with boot not marked as noauto from the get go.

I'll give it a try when I get back home.
Be aware that I manually mounted the /boot partition once I had terminal
access and that both the kernels and the grub.conf were
installed/configured correctly. Only grub-stageII-setup (?) failed.

- Gilboa


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