f11 to f12 with preugrade doesn't find root device

Gianluca Cecchi gianluca.cecchi at gmail.com
Wed Nov 18 11:50:41 UTC 2009

> Could it be the reason of not finding root device, that is on LVM?
> Any way to rebuild this initrd.img including LVM?

It turned out that it depended on "stupid" me recently modifying the
file /etc/redhat-release to accomplish a "stupid" check of an
So when I got the message:

the root for the previously installed system was not found
--> exit installer
I switched to console 2 searching through information inside files in /tmp
I saw at the end of storage.log something like this:

INFO: product Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server version 5.4 found on
vg_virtfed-lv_root is not upgradable

I changed the file to its original F11 contents and the upgrade went
through smoothly without changing anything of what automatically
created by the preupgrade phase.
So LVM was perfectly working ootb too

Until about at mid of install I get an unrecoverable error because of
a corrupted package (libgcj).
I downlaoded from a mirror and after a chroot I ran "rpm -Uvh" of it
Any hint to proceed? Can I restart and have the upgrade restart from
where it arrived?
How to check if any other package is corrupted?

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