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

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?
>>


Well, I tried deleting the 2.6.17 stuff and image.img.gz, which did clear
out a lot of space in /boot. I then did another update attempt with
FC6_64. Same result! When booting, I get the menu that lets you choose
which version you're going to load. The only version listed is an FC5.
Selecting that gives a file not found error.

I probably need to update that menu, but it SEEMS the FC6 update should
take care of it. This is an update from FC5_64. I've gone ahead and put
FC5 from my g4l backup back on the machine for now. Ideas as to what I
should try next? After this machine, I want to try updating my FC4 server
to FC6...

THANKS!

Harold
-- 
FCC Rules Updated Daily at http://www.hallikainen.com - Advertising
opportunities available!


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