Re: Another preupgrade disaster -

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On Sat, 21 Nov 2009 09:48:55 -0500
Bob Goodwin <bobgoodwin@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> However when I run fdisk on that computer it shows two drives flagged
> as boot. It boots from /dev/sdb. And I see there is an error in the 
> partitioning on /dev/sda. I wonder if that can cause confusion? It 
> certainly hasn't bothered F-11, I never noticed before. I would have 
> tried removing the other boot "*" but I'm not sure if telling it to 
> write that will cause other problems, with it all being lvm I don't
> know if anything is written to that disk that I need? I have a strong 
> temptation to run fdisk and fix that! Any suggestions ...

I don't think this matters.  I have the same, with multiple disks, and
F12 boots just fine.

>     cat fdisk.txt
>     #    fdisk.txt
>         Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
>     /dev/sda1   *           1          26      204800   83  Linux
>     Partition 1 does not end on cylinder boundary.
>     /dev/sda2              26       30401   243991201   8e  Linux LVM
>         Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
>     /dev/sdb1   *           1          13      104391   83  Linux
>     /dev/sdb2              14        9729    78043770   8e  Linux LVM
> Also I never removed the parts of grub.conf that refer to the kernels
> I removed before starting this exercise.

I don't think this matters either.  Grub won't look at anything until
it is selected.  It is a little sloppy, you probably should have use
rpm or yum to remove them so that all the related information was
removed as well.

At this point, if I was in your shoes, I would use the yum upgrade
method.  It requires a more in depth knowledge of dependencies and a
willingness to work around them, but it gives errors to work with when
it fails.  For that reason I would turn up error reporting
in /etc/yum.conf and redirect output to a file when running yum.   I
find preupgrade difficult to troubleshoot as compared to yum, more
blackbox, it either works or it doesn't.

I recommend you do this from runlevel 3 to avoid issues with X, if you
decide to go this way. After you install the fedora12-arch package,
there should be everything and update repositories in /var/cache/yum for
f12.  You can just move the preupgrade packages into one of them there
and they should be used (use the packages directory)

I haven't got anything more to offer for preupgrade help.  Maybe
someone eles can give you more help, or you can find a bugzilla that
has your error at .  Good luck.

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