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Re: FC6 update trying to boot FC5



On Sun, Feb 25, 2007 at 12:28:55PM -0800, Harold Hallikainen wrote:
> 
> > On Sat, Feb 24, 2007 at 02:14:29PM -0800, Harold Hallikainen wrote:
> >> I just did an update from FC5 to FC6 on my laptop, but the machine is
> >> trying to boot FC5, which it can't find. How do I fix that?
> >
> > Not sure, but try this oft-repeated mantra (yeah, I need to put it
> > into the FAQ):
> >
> > Boot to rescue mode with your FC6 Disk 1.  (At the boot: prompt,
> > put "linux rescue".)  Let it mount your Linux installation when it
> > finds it.  Then
> >
> >   chroot /mnt/sysimage
> >   grub-install /dev/hda # or whatever your boot drive is
> >   exit
> >   exit
> >
> > Yeah, exit twice - once from the chroot shell and once from rescue.
> > Pop out the cd and the normal grub stuff should come up when it
> > reboots.
> >
> >
> 
> Hmmm. That didn't work. But, my Ghost For Linux backup got me back working
> with FC5. I sure like having such a backup!
> 
> I suspect the problem is that various yum updates have filled my /boot
> partition, so the FC6 updated could not put anything more there. Here's a
> look at /boot and df ...
> 
> [root hhlaptop boot]# ls -al
> total 93350
> drwxr-xr-x  4 root root     1024 Feb 25 11:59 .
> drwxr-xr-x 24 root root     4096 Feb 25 11:55 ..
> -rw-r--r--  1 root root    58952 Jun 23  2006 config-2.6.17-1.2139_FC5
> -rw-r--r--  1 root root    62875 Nov 10 10:41 config-2.6.18-1.2239.fc5
> drwxr-xr-x  2 root root     1024 Nov 15 20:54 grub
> -rw-r--r--  1 root root 87666688 Jul  2  2006 image.img.gz

Umm, what's that doing in there.  I'd say punt that and try again.

> -rw-r--r--  1 root root  1808129 Jun 30  2006 initrd-2.6.17-1.2139_FC5.img
> -rw-r--r--  1 root root  1413120 Nov 15 20:56 initrd-2.6.18-1.2239.fc5.img
> drwx------  2 root root    12288 Jun 29  2006 lost+found
> -rw-r--r--  1 root root  1078172 Jun 23  2006 System.map-2.6.17-1.2139_FC5
> -rw-r--r--  1 root root  1118384 Nov 10 10:41 System.map-2.6.18-1.2239.fc5
> -rw-r--r--  1 root root  1967671 Nov 10 10:41 vmlinuz-2.6.18-1.2239.fc5
> [root hhlaptop boot]# df
> Filesystem           1K-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
> /dev/mapper/VolGroup00-LogVol00
>                       93448028  29311576  59313004  34% /
> /dev/hda1               101086     99184         0 100% /boot
> tmpfs                   253852         0    253852   0% /dev/shm
> [root hhlaptop boot]#
> 
> 
> I suspect I could get rid of everything that's 2.6.17* and still have the
> system work, freeing up some space. What's image.img.gz? It's pretty big!
> Nothing in the grub directory is very big...
> 
> I went with the default partitions on the original install of FC5, which
> is why, I suspect, I ran out of room on boot.
> 
> So... Should I be ok deleting all the 2.6.17 stuff? How about image.img.gz?
> 
> THANKS!
> 
> Harold
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