I had FC10 working nicely but decided to move to FC12 to be able to use the latest and greatest... Turning out to be nightmare!
My HDD is partitioned into three:
(hd0, 0) 100MB : used to be original /boot for FC 10
(hd0, 1) 120GB : /home
(hd0, 2) 30GB : /
> First thing tried: preupgrade
Using this preupgrade setup happend and asked to reboot. However, upton reboot got locked in stage2. So this option was abondoned.
> Second thing tried: installation CDs
Using this method formatted (hd0,2) and installed FC12 on (hd0,2). However, did not change anything on (hd0,0). This still held all the upgrade information from the previous trial. Now, when I rebooted after the install there was a kernel panic with error "kernel panic not syncing vfs". Thinking it might due to the (hd0,0) partition and errors in my install, I abandoned this.
> Third thing tried: installation CDs
Using this method I formatted both (hd0,0) and (hd0,2). The install was similar to above but now (hd0,0) was also formatted and after install was empty. But upton reboot I still got the "kernel panic not syncing vfs" message. I dug through google and saw references to problems in grub.conf and lo behold there were problems with my grub.conf. I don't see the initrd line at all nor do I see the initrd*.img file in my disk. The grub.conf is:
title Fedora (18.104.22.168-70.fc12.i686.PAE)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-22.214.171.124-70.fc12.i686.PAE ro root=UUID=d4549849-e92a-43c7-8ad3-d7e9a13dd200 LANG=en_US.UTF-8 SYSFONT=latarcyrheb-sun16 KEYBOARDTYPE=pc KEYTABLE=us rhgb quiet
Please help! I have spent nearly 1.5 days doing the move from FC10 to FC12. Any ideas?