I've just finished upgrading to f12 from f11 using the DVD ISO and all is well - I'm looking for a bit of guidance for a n00b on cleaning-up after an aborted preupgrade.A yum --enablerepo='*' clean all didn't clean-up as much as I'd hoped it would and neither did preupgrade-cli --clean - the latter of which reported that there was nothing to clean.I've upgraded all packages and removed orphans and just have the latest kernel installed.
I got the /boot is to small error when I tried the preupgrade from FC 11 to 12. I would like to clean out all the installation files and try again with the recommended fixes. Preupgrade just reboots the box no and restarts FC11 up so I need to start over fresh.
Where are all the files that I need to clean up for the preupgrade?
After preupgrade downloads install media and reboots to start install, I get a dirty file systems error on /dev/sda2, my / partition.I fsck'd sda1,2,3,4,5,6 (all clean) and rebooted, ran preupgrade again and got same error. No other disks are mounted other than internal SSD.wtf is going on here? ;-)More importantly how does one get around this error? Only half-solution I have found on the net for this problem is to set allowDirty=1 in upgrade.py and recreate install.img. Have no preupgraded before so don't want to take any more risks than necessary.Thanks for any workarounds....---------- Post added at 03:12 PM ---------- Previous post was at 08:31 AM ----------Anyone have ideas here? I'd like to avoid yum upgrading as that looks to entail more pain.Why on earth does Anaconda see my /dev/sda2 on "/" as dirty when fsck reports it as clean
I have problem with my printer HP Deskjet D1460. My printer is configured and works. When I send a file on the print, the printer clings a sheet of paper and starts to print, but a paper as was clean so clean and remains, after printing.
I'm not an early adopter; i prefer to wait and see, and let others suffer the new distro's teething troubles. Finally, I decided to try preupgrade. I was a little astonished to find that it doesn't install itself to any menu, but that's OK. I ran it as root, and went on with what I was doing while it got ready. Eventually it prompted me to reboot and I did.
I'd like to say that everything went fine, and in about an hour, I had a working system with no glitches. Alas, that would be a lie. Not only did it change all my customized system sounds (with no apparent way of getting back what I want; the new sounds aren't selectable.) it replaced my carefully-tweaked fstab with one of its own. This mean that several partitions that I don't want mounted were. Not only that, in some cases right-click and unmount got a message that the partition wasn't mounted, even though I could browse it. I had to open a terminal and manually unmount them, followed by copying back my fstab to keep this from happening again.
While doing this, I learned that the arrow keys on my keyboard don't work right, with the up arrow mapped to screen shot, and the Enter key by the number pad disabled. I'm still working around that one.
Worst was that Firefox wouldn't open. Trying it from a terminal, I learned that it couldn't start XCOM. Weird.
I tried a system update, but the livna issue popped up. By good luck, I knew enough to locate the appropriate file and disable it. Yumex has been spending over four hours, downloading and installing more updates than preupgrade did, by almost 100%.
just upgraded fc12 -> fc13 with preupgrade. all seems well except for network manager icon missing from the systemtray and therefor unable to connect to wifi. uninstalled network manager and reinstaled but to no avail. wifi is a bcm4318 airforce one btw, broadcom kernel stuff is loaded but maybe in fc13 its supported in the kernel now?
Going from Fedora 12 to 13. Got to the point where I have to reboot to install, system reboots to 12. This is a triple boot system with Open Suse and Mint, and the grub2 bootloader from Mint is the bootloader for the whole shebang. In the "how to use preupgrade" instructions there's a line that says "dentify the drive and partition of your Fedora /boot folder." How? If that sounds odd, consider that in my set up "computer" shows 4 partitions (and with just three operating systems..?). I can mount them, but have a problem telling which sytem is Fedora, Suse or Mint. And getting the FEDORA bootloader to find the PREUPGRADE kernel ... Momma said there'd be days like this.
cat /etc/fstab just returned /dev/sda1 on /boot. I installed Fedora first, before Suse or Mint, so being on the first drive or partition sounds right, but the multiple drives throws me, and "just guessing" doesn't seem like the way to go.
it's possible to use preupgrade to go directly from FC8 to FC11.
Also, I'm wondering if this will allow me to avoid formatting my hard drive or not. I'll have backups ready just in case, but was hoping maybe I could get away with not having to do the old two-step shuffle with all my data.
I went to upgrade my daughters machine that was running F9 using preupgrade-cli after having issues with mirrors timing out it finally completed the first part with the notification install will start once you reboot. so I rebooted the machine and when it rebooted the grub menu came up with the F9 install selected but with an option for the F11 Upgrade I choose the upgrade and it starts and I see the installation screen with the stop watch and all of a sudden the comp restarts now at the grub menu again and there is no option for F11 upgrade so I boot into F9 try to run it again and it throws a bunch of errors about the rpm database... Encountering this before i run
rm -f /var/lib/rpm/__db* rpm -vv --rebuilddb yum clean all
but yum just blows errors now and if I run rpm -qa it returns nothing. Is there any recovering from this? or should I back up the home dirs and do a fresh install? this is the output of the rebuild
D: rebuilding database /var/lib/rpm into /var/lib/rpmrebuilddb.2367 D: creating directory /var/lib/rpmrebuilddb.2367 D: opening old database with dbapi 3
I tried a pre-upgrade last night and after downloading 7GB of stuff over night, (don't ask me why it was that much) I rebooted.
Everything looked okay until I got an error message that said that /mnt/sysimage/... (I can't remember exactly what the error message was, sorry) what did not have enough space and needed 19MB more to install the upgrades.
Now, this system quad boots between Fedora, XP, Vista and 7 with grub being the intial boot loader giving me the option of Fedora or the Windows bootloader.
What I don't understand is why the installer (anaconda?) is having a fit about space when I have 8GB RAM and the system partitions are >10GB in size.
I upgraded to fedora 12 from fedora 11 with the preupgrade tool and all went very well at first try. But now I can't seem to get any sound from anything! I'm using KDE (for the past few years ) and my system in running on an ASUS Z91F.
I did have F11 on my laptop all running smoothly and everything which is good. But now I've updated from F11 using the preupgrade tool which for what I could see everything downloaded and installed ok, that was until the reboot after the install had completed after seemingly loading F12 it left me with a black screen with a blinking cursor so after a few more reboots with the same out come I decided to see what the loading was stopping at and this is what it came up with
Welcome to Fedora Press 'I' to enter interactive startup. Starting udev: [ OK ] Setting Hostname Fireline.Yuki: [ OK ] mdadm: No arrays found in config or automatically
And it stops loading after "Starting atd: [ OK ]" I am going to try a CD install either tomorrow or the day after then I'll go back to F11 depending if it works or not.
I upgraded to Fedora 10 using preupgrade. It installed fine and everything loaded fine. Unfortunately the mouse would not work so I restarted my laptop. Now Fedora won't load at all the PC just turns on then keeps rebooting itself. I really want to avoid using the recovery disk. How to rectify?
I'm not exactly sure that it goes in 'General' but hopefully it'll be alright here Anyways I'm trying to use 'preupgrade' to update my system but it's telling me I don't have enough space on /boot. I've already followed the instructions on the Fedora Wiki for removing unused Kernels and the like to try to free up more space. Here is what I have when I check the space on /boot :
Code: Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on /dev/sda1 198337 71584 126753 37% /boot Is 126MB not enough? :s
What can I do? Should I be looking to expand the /boot partition's actual size? EDIT: I don't know if it affects anything, but I am running Fedora on an HP Mini 1000 with a 16GB SSD and have about 6.9GBs free overall.
I know this has been covered a lot but it seems as though there should be a definitive answer and I have yet to find one.How much free space in /boot is required to make preupgrade work? I have 173M, which according to the figures I've seen should be enough, but the preupdate client still complains. Any workarounds? I have already tunefs'ed and deleted old kernels.
I have downloaded all packages and prepared to update my laptop (Lenovo 3000 N200, F10 x86_64) from F10 to F13 via preupgrade. Everything works fine, until I reboot and go into the upgrade process.
The problem is at the screen which configs NetworkManager. It shows only two interfaces, eth0 and wlan0, but I use a 3G dongle to connect to the internet. I tried feeding random values for the fields, but it does not allow to go beyond without configuring NetworkManager first.
can I work around the upgrade process without configuring NetworkManager? ie. can I do that manually after installing the upgrade?
I upgraded this weekend to Fedora 13 using preupgrade-cli and now I can no longer use distcc. Distcc was compiled from source and when I saw it no longer work I reinstalled it but it complains about not finding runexec...
today i've tried to PreUpgrade from f12 to f14. In the past i preferred always begin with a fresh install, removing abruptly the preivious one with a CLEAN FRESH installation. (I think it's the best procedure). However i wanted exeperiment with this soution giving it one, two, three N+1 chances. So this is my first up-grade (or "double" upgrade).
My system is CPU: INTEL P4 RAM 1024 MB Video: NVidia O.S. F12 Desktop: GNOME only (removed unused KDE app)
I am trying to upgrade my F12 system ti F15 using the PreUgrade route. The initial package download goes Ok but on re-boot I can only access my old F12 system. df reports 44M avail in /boot which is on sdd1. Since I do have a multiboot system I checked that there was an "update" folder under "boot" and that it had the update versions of vmlinuz and initrd which it had. I edited "menu 1st" as described in the Pre-Upgrade notes setting the root entry to (hd0,0) as used for my working system and then did a re-boot. I selected the new upgrade entry in the GRUB menu but the system complained that it couldn't find a file. I have tried using root (hd3,0) but this does not work either. What am I doing wrong?
I'm trying to upgrade from Fedora 12 to Fedora 15 using preupgrade, but it seems to crash, I also tried going to Fedora 13 instead, but got similar errors. Here's the output to the command line. Let me know if there are logs anywhere that it would be helpful to provide. I replaced all the urls with "URL" to appease the forum's spam filters.
Code: [yashabk@localhost ~]$ sudo preupgrade Loaded plugins: blacklist, dellsysidplugin2, kernel-module, whiteout No plugin match for: rpm-warm-cache No plugin match for: remove-with-leaves No plugin match for: presto preupgrade-main (mirrorlist)
I was running Fedora 13 and used preupgrade to upgrade to Fedora 15. Unfortunately, probably because my boot partition is not located in the MBR, after rebooting and choosing Fedora from my boot manager, the system hung on a blank screen. I am guessing this is because I need to reinitialize grub.Can I do this from my Fedora 13 CD or do I need to burn a Fedora 15 CD and use rescue mode from there ?
I was about to "preupgrade" (as I have, previously, used successfully) to F11 . While in terminal, I go to run preupgrade & I see the following:
/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/yum/__init__.py:181: UserWarning: Use .preconf instead of passing args to _getConfig warnings.warn('Use .preconf instead of passing args to _getConfig') Loaded plugins: blacklist, refresh-packagekit, whiteout
I have used Fedora since Fedora 5 or6, can't remember. Learning as I went, but I still don't know much. My electronic abacus has: Intel 865GBF motherboard, 2.0G of memory, P4 / 2.4Ghz processor, the on board Intel graphics, 73 GB available on HDD. Currently using Fedora 10.
I was running preupgrade and while it was downloading packages the system was suspended and then shut off. When I brought it back up and tried to run preupgrade again it would not finish the download it just said 'Download complete. Reboot.' So I did bit nothing happened. I tried running it again but still nothing.
I then ran 'yum clean all' and then tried preupgrade again and then it tried to download again but once it goes to the download part it just says its done and says to reboot.