I am attempting to upgrade Fedora 12 to 13. I get an error screen that said root could not be found. Four options are given. Not sure exactly their wording, but two appear to allow you to cancel the other two warn that if you reinitialize you will wipe out all data.
I have a Vista partition and a Fedora partition. I've added the vista ntfs partition to fstab with no help. All of the partition use the long UUID form. I added the root location (root (hd0,5) to the upgrade menu item in grub.conf and that didn't work either.
I'm reluctant to proceed for fear of initializing the entire drive. I could live with installing Fedora 13 over the existing partitions.
I'm using Fedora 12 and today i was trying to upgrade it on F14 ...I download DVD from fedora site burn it on disc and start Upgrade...On start i get error that findutils is corrupted and i need to abort instalation... I think ok maybe disc is not good burned.. i Burn one more disc i test it its ok ... buti get same problem...Ok i try "Preupgrade" software.... he download all i reboot system, upgrade is start ...and... same problem finutils is coruppted... So now i cant upgrade F12 to F14 version...Icons are changed, for system version is F14... some data is changed to F14 some is still F12 + i lost Audio card so i don have sound :S
What can make me problem or how to solve? In upgrade.log in /root/ i have one line Upgrading findutils-4.5.9-2.fc14.x86_64
I have tried to upgrade from 10.10 to 11.04 three times and I have had no success. Every time I get the blank purple screen and go through hell to get it back to a usable point. I have been reading and researching about this issue and have had no luck. I have went through the steps of the sticky at the top of the forum and got no where. Can someone please look at my hardware listed below and get me some insight or a different route? Graphics card: Nvidia GeForce 9500 GS Here is a link to my exact computer info:[URL]
I had a failed attempt at an upgrade to 10.04 but I know the error of my ways however before I go through it again does 10.04 still have the tools available for a dial-up connection, wvdial & gnome ppp?
I had 9.10 installed on my IBM Lenovo Thinkpad, x301. I was performing updates as normal, and chose the Upgrade button to upgrade me to 10.04. Everything started fine, but upon reboot, no bueno, Kernel Panic!
The exact message was "Kernel Panic ubuntu - not synching VFS Unable to mount root fs".
I thought this was a grub issue. Since grub2 now is installed... But it was not. I think it ended up being a problem with some of my configuration files.
I have three kernels I tried: 1. 2.6.32-22 2. 2.6.31-21 3. 2.6.31-20
The first threw me into the kernel panic. The second would hang on "init crypto disks" The third would hang on "checking battery state"
I noticed (from reading another thread) that while these are loading up that you can click on alt-ctl-F1 thru F6 and get prompt. (I also had my home directory encrypted, thought that was part of the problem, but it wasnt).
Once I get passed the loging, I am able to poke around. I tried manually start Gnome via "sudo service gdm start", but it failed. Said it was missing a configuration file. Then I tried on "sudo dpkg-reconfigure gdm" and it would not work. Saying some configuration files are missing or broken. It also said something about dpkg --configure -a, I am assuming this configures everything...
So I tried "sudo dpkg --configure -a" And selected 'y' to every option. Which basically installs the package creators default settings, and viola! Works.
Just wanted to share that knowledge for the other stuck in the upgrade hell.
Normally I would just copy my files off and reinstall, but it was encrypted... Another headache. I guess good in case someone stole my laptop.
I tried to upgrade from Fedora 8 to Fedora 12, but after preupgrade got everything ready I rebooted. Anaconda searched for storage devices and then said "No upgrade root found". What can i do to continue the upgrade manually?
I have had Ubuntu desktop on my PC for a year now and am very happy with it. A couple of months ago I got a Ubuntu server 10.04 for playing about with. I have installed the gui, for personal reasons, but I want to upgrade to 10.10
Whenever I attempt the upgrade my server becomes unbootable and I have to reimage and start again. I have even tried performing the upgrade before I install the GUI but it still makes no difference.
Although I have the GUI I am doing the upgrade via command line.
Upon watching the upgrade in process, I find that no errors are occurring. Could it be something to do with my server provider?
i made a live usb stick with a original live iso image of f10 following carefully instructions of fedora support comunity once i finished i had tested it and i had the same problem (warning can not find root filesystem create symlink /dev/root and then exit this shell to continue the boot sequence, bash: no job control in this shell) of the following person:
I cannot login as root or su in graphical mode (haven't tested cmd line as i'm still newbie ). What i have read is that this is by default disabled... can this be enabled?.. if so how please? I am running core13 on toshiba laptop (this issue also on "live" cd)if above is not possible have u a section/training pages for us "newbies"
Fail the upgrading... Could not calculate the upgrade An unresolvable problem occurred while calculating the upgrade: The package 'update-manager-kde' is marked for removal but it is in the removal blacklist.
This can be caused by: * Upgrading to a pre-release version of Ubuntu * Running the current pre-release version of Ubuntu * Unofficial software packages not provided by Ubuntu
If none of this applies, then please report this bug against the 'update-manager' package and include the files in /var/log/dist-upgrade/ in the bug report.
After upgrading to 10.4, Eclipse started showing the the following error:
Failed to load JavaHL Library. These are the errors that were encountered: no libsvnjavahl-1 in java.library.path no svnjavahl-1 in java.library.path no svnjavahl in java.library.path java.library.path = /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun-22.214.171.124/jre/lib/i386/client:/usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun-126.96.36.199/jre/lib/i386:/usr/lib/xulrunner-188.8.131.52:/usr/lib/xulrunner-184.108.40.206:/usr/java/packages/lib/i386:/lib:/usr/lib
I have a laptop running Ubuntu 10.04 and also two dual boot desktop machines, both running Windows XP and Ubuntu. I have upgraded one of the desktops to Ubuntu 10.04 and since doing so Thunderbird will not run on the laptop or the desktop. On clicking the launcher there are signs of activity for a few seconds and then they stop and Thunderbird fails to open. Also there is no longer any sound on the desktop that I have upgraded. I am reluctant now to upgrade the remaining desktop in case I have the same problems
how to get Thunderbird running again, please. I have already spent a week unsuccessfully trying to get the sound working and have abandoned it, but I would like Thunderbird to start running again.
I've setup dimdim (opensource, centos 5.3) and noticed yum & rpm commands fail when executed as root because it uses librpmio from openoffice3 instead of /usr/lib (I'm running from memory so I may have misstyped). But sudo doesn't have this problem.
How can root's search path be different, especially after I state /usr & /usr/lib at the top of /etc/ld.so.conf.
I try to do a upgrade on my fedora 6 ill 10. But when I try to write yum update or yum upgrade on my server a get this error: yum update Loading "installonlyn" plugin Setting up update process Setting up repositories Error: Cannot find a valid baseurl for repo: extras
The other evening I was in the lengthy process of upgrading from Ubuntu 9.10 to version 10.04. It had downloaded all the packages and was in the process of upgrading when a thunderstorm blew in. The power failed momentarily. The system crashed and the installation did not complete.
The system is dual boot to Windows XP. From GRUB when I try to boot Ubuntu the display goes dark, after a few seconds of the white Ubuntu logo. If I hit ENTER I get a flashing Cursor. I can boot to System Restore and get the Recovery Menu. I don't know if there is something I can do from there to repair/finish my upgrade, or even revert to version 9, when I could restart the upgrade.
Can I burn a Live CD for version 10.04 and finish the upgrade? This would salvage the settings, printer drivers, and other programs that I have installed. If I have to make a brand new installation I have to rebuild all of the things I spent many hours getting setup.
I need to determine which package is causing every upgrade installation or removal of software to fail in Ubuntu 10.04 I have had a problem since allowing some non-supported upgrades (not certain what they were for) in 9.10 (FAIL!) I hoped that upgrade to 10.04 would resolve the issue (I know FAIL again!). I am guessing I can;
a) Remove the offending package b) Repair the missing/damaged 10.04 files c) replace the 10.04 OS
I am running a dual boot one drive system with XP and Ubuntu each in their own partition and a 3rd partition where data resides
I wanted to upgrade qbittorrent to the newest version. So I went to the official website and followed the steps of typing some commands in the terminal. However, it said missing libtorrent-rasterbar5. I went to Synaptic and checked, showing "libtorrent-rasterbar6". Does this mean my version of libtorrent-rasterbar is too new?
And I've removed something regarding qbittorrent because I wanted to install rasterbar5. I searched for rasterbar5 in the Net and downloaded it. It connected to the Ubuntu Software Centre automatically but it showed unable to install.
So I thought I failed to upgrade qbittorrent. I just wanted to install the original version (v2.4.0). I did it like the first time I downloaded qbittorrent. Open the Ubuntu Software Centre and search for it and press "install". It failed! Because a type of repositories named "qbittorrent" showing conflict.
I've dealt with a similar problem regarding GIMP successfully before. But I can't remember.
I'm a long time Linux user. Finally got around to upgrading my Fedora 11 system to Fedora 12 by using the 'preupgrade' tool. The upgrade appeared to go well (downloaded packages, rebooted into installer, etc). However, now that the upgrade is complete, I'm unable to boot my system.
Here's my configuration: /dev/sda (80Gb) 200Mb /boot partition (ext3) 52Gb / partition (ext4 - managed as logical volume) 2Gb swap partition (managed as logical volume) 20Gb /spare partition (ext3 - managed as logical volume) .....
All worked fine under Fedora 11 for the last few months. Grub now presents me with 'Fedora' and 'Windows XP' boot options. The /boot/grub/menu.lst file is essentially the same as it was for Fedora 11, except for the different kernel versions, etc. The boot sequence shows the Fedora bubble (??) and gets about 80% full when the screen goes black and the message displayed is:
No root device found Boot has failed, sleeping forever If I boot Windows, all works fine.
Am able to boot using a SystemRescueCD disk. The disks all look okay and I can mount/modify all partitions, etc. The grub menu.lst file read as follows (sorry, typed in, not copied): default=0 timeout=10 splashimage=(hd0,0)/grub/splash.xpm.gz hiddenmenu title Fedora (220.127.116.11-99.fc12.i686.PAE) root (hd0,0) .....