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Re: dist-upgrade gone wrong
You can use --reinstall (APT) or --force (RPM) to force the package back
into the system. After you chroot, you can run commands as if you
booted the system from the HD (the system will use the proper package
But first, make sure:
Is there a /boot partition that maybe wasn't mounted before the
dist-upgrade? You mentioned that you changed the mirror list. Do you
need to do an "apt-get update" before the "apt-get dist-upgrade?"
On Sat, 2004-11-20 at 11:30 -0600, Ray Holtz wrote:
> OK Folks, I need some help, I hosed my system.
> Last Sunday I decided to upgrade my home server from FC2 to 3 using
> apt-get dist-upgrade. First attempt failed, then I realized apt-get
> was using a FC2 repository, so I changed the mirror list from 2 to 3,
> and went about my way with the dist-upgrade. From there everything
> still worked so I didn't reboot. Then at Monday's meeting someone told
> me that not all of the services were restarted with the dist-upgrade and
> I should reboot it anyway. I forgot to then, but after trying to log in
> yesterday, it acted funky. so I rebooted. Grub boots up, then it boots
> into my 2.6.8-1.521 kernel..... wait, that was FC2's kernel, where is
> 2.6.9-1.667???? I guess the dist-upgrade didn't include the new
> kernel. so when I try to boot into 2.6.8, I get this.....
> #Begin boot text
> Booting 'Fedora Core 2 (2.6.8-1.521)'
> root (hd0,0)
> Filesystem type is ext2fs, partition type 0x83
> kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.8-1.521 ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet
> [Linux-bzImage, setup=0x100, size=0x14aab9]
> initrd /initrd-2.6.8-1.521.img
> [Linux-initrd @ 0x9fbe00, 0x2f62c bytes]
> Uncopressing Linux... Ok, booting the kernel
> audit(1100949754.708:0): initialized
> Red Hat nash version 3.5.22 starting
> #end boot text
> and then it just hangs there. So my question is, how do I get the new
> kernel into the operating system to run? I tried booting with the
> recovery cd and that works to get me a prompt. and I can chroot
> /mnt/sysimage to get to be root on my box. from there I used wget to
> download the new kernel rpm from fedora.us, but when I try to install
> it, it says its already installed (because it is running from recovery
> CD) so it wouldn't install. So I add a new boot option to grub .conf
> file (just in case) to use 2.6.9-1.667. But when it boots, it says
> 'Error 15: File not found'.
> Any ideas on how to get this to boot?
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