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Bad, bad preupgrade!!

Writing from Rawhide about my frustration on preupgrade when it comes for triple boot. I have Microsoft Windows XP (used for Flash development and games) on first HDD, Fedora 10 on second HDD on which Grub reside in MBR and the now upgraded Rawhide on third HDD where its grub is set at the beginning of its partition and preupgrade occured.

Somehow, preupgrade also overwrite the first Grub it should not touch; it should only update the last grub from the third HDD. boot folder from the second HDD containing Fedora 10 is empty. How should I restore the boot folder from Fedora 10 now that kernel from Fedora 10 is good and practically linked with rawhide? See the image below



I submitted a bug report and let hope that problem will be resolved as soon as possible.

Comments

Martin said…
er... you don't have /boot on separate partition as is default in fedora? If you have it's probably only a problem of the partition not being mounted into the [awful-and-totaly-not-rememberable-hash]/boot.

I am not sure about your case, but I usually dual boot Rawhide and Fn and have everything in one /boot. I just have to be careful not to format /boot during installation in order to not lost the kernel images... Of course grub.conf gets overwriten, but the old one is usually backed up in grub.conf.rpmnew or something. But I'm always doing fresh install so it might be different in your case.
Yes I have separate boot on each dedicated Hard Disk drive. It turned out to be a bug from preupgrade installed on second HDD that will write boot on the first Fedora partition it encounters and there were no way to specifically assign installation.

Fedora 10 has version 1.0.x and version 1.1.x that contains fixed issue just landed on test-updated.

In case of triple booting, I assign second distribution (Fedora in this example) on first partition of third HDD where it will be installed and change the main grub.conf with (root and chainloader).

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