Installed Photon 4 minimal
Everything is fine
I get a message that it's impossible to unmound a /tmp, then nothing happens
After a hard-reset, Photon boots normally
right after that:
now I get a blinking cursor at top-left corner and nothing further happens.
ctrl-alt-del won't do it
need a hard reset
did you install the generic version? If so, try this :
mkinitrd -q /boot/initrd.img-$(uname -r) $(uname -r)
On x86_64, ESXi8 virtual hardware for Photon OS virtual machine, photon-minimal-4.0-c001795b8.iso (Ph4 Rev2), default settings and VMware-hypervisor-optimized selected, it works flawlessly. System shows Kernel 5.10.152-9.ph4-esx.
The /tmp issue shows up if "generic" is selected. System shows Kernel 5.10.152-8.ph4.
You could help the community and generate an issue thread @ https://github.com/vmware/photon. Good catch!
I tried your command line and it does not reboot better.
root@photon-6e5a3ae22ff9 [ ~ ]# hostnamectl | grep Kernel Kernel: Linux 5.10.152-8.ph4
Do you have any other suggestion or should I pull a request as suggested ?
So the issue occurs when upgrading from x86_64 generic minimal flavor Photon 3 to Photon 4 ?
There were some issues with upgrade from Photon 3 to Photon 4, have a look to open/closed issues @ https://www.github.com/vmware/photon .
Could you add the journalctl log when opening the issue ticket? Try to give as much case information as possible.
The /tmp screen message was reproducible on the testlab, the freeze not (?).
December 13th 2022, edited:
In the testlab, I've installed x86_64 ESXi8 virtual hardware for Photon OS virtual machine, photon-minimal-3.0-a0f216d.iso (Photon OS 3.0 Revision 2 Update2 Binaries).
I've tried this:
yum upgrade tdnf install -y photon-upgrade photon-upgrade.sh --upgrade-os
Just as comment: Better use tdnf e.g. tdnf distro-sync because tdnf is the preferred package manager on Photon OS.
The picture attached is right before the reboot. The reboot was successful, 2nd reboot, too.
The issue described unfortunately wasn't reproducible in the testlab.