problems upgrading from FC6 to F7

Tim ignored_mailbox at
Mon Jun 25 10:34:41 UTC 2007

On Sun, 2007-06-24 at 13:55 -0400, Marc wrote:
> No I haven't used any labels.  I haven't done anything; I am just
> trying to do an upgrade.  My FC6 may have labels, I don't know.

It does, by default.  So unless you went in and modified things, you've
got them.  They're, generally, a good thing, but you get problems if you
try to add another OS (whether by another drive, or more partitions on
one drive) if the labels are not unique.

> I chose the option 'do not install a boot loader' and it still screwed
> up my GRUB, apparrently. I know this because windows was my default
> boot OS last time around, and now F7 has become that.

This install of F7 was done on a second drive, where the first drive had
CentOS with a GRUB bootloader.  When I installed F7 I opted to not mess
up the original bootloader, and it did what I told it.  Can you remember
exactly what choices you took around that part of configuring the
installation?  I think I went for fooling around with putting everything
in my new boot partition.

[tim at bigblack ~]$ rm -rfd /*^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^Huname -ipr
2.6.21-1.3228.fc7 i686 i386

Using FC 4, 5, 6 & 7, plus CentOS 5.  Today, it's FC7.

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