Re: grub.cfg not updated during preupgrade

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On Mon, 2012-06-04 at 21:54 +0300, jarmo wrote:
> Mon, 04 Jun 2012 08:19:42 -0430
> Patrick O'Callaghan <pocallaghan@xxxxxxxxx> kirjoitti:
> > I recently upgraded F16->F17 using preupgrade. I booted into F17 and
> > everything seemed to work until I tried rebooting, whereupon I got a
> > Kernel panic with a lot of stuff about missing files (mdadm, sh,
> > cat, ...) and a panic backtrace. This was completely reproducible.
> > 
> > I then noticed that the running kernel was still
> > kernel-3.3.7-1.fc16.x86_64, despite the fact that
> > kernel-3.3.7-1.fc17.x86_64 had been installed by preupgrade, i.e.
> > grub.cfg had not been changed to reflect the new kernel. I updated to
> > F17 3.4 from updates-testing and the problem appears to have gone
> > away, i.e. grub is now correct.
> > 
> > So it looks like the issue was that grub.cfg should have been changed
> > during the preupgrade, but wasn't. Has anyone else seen this?
> > 
> > On a related note: how does one capture the console output when a
> > panic like this occurs? It isn't in any log files (maybe by this time
> > there isn't a filesystem) and it's a chore to have to copy it all by
> > hand, which is why I haven't bothered in this case.
> > 
> > poc
> > 
> I have still this going, found this from bugzilla...
> Two different comps, acting just same, with same output...

The symptoms appear to be the same or at least very similar, but my
version of dracut didn't change when upgrading to kernel 3.4, yet the
problem went away.


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