Fedora Installation :: The "preupgrade" Package Seems To Have Corrupted Encrypted Drive

May 9, 2009

I wanted to upgrade my Fedora 9 laptop to Fedora 10. I executed this:


yum -y install preupgrade

It downloaded 1.1G of RPMs and asked me to reboot.Now when I boot, I am prompted for my pass phrase to unencrypt my /home partition on SDA4, but it can't be mounted. Same when I boot from a CD. Is there anything I can do to fix my encrypted drive? Is there a chance I'm just missing a driver? Has anyone else upgraded with preupgrade and an encrypted drive?

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Jun 22, 2010

after preupgrade f12 >> f13 many *.fc12 packages remain installed. If I remove them and try to install again only the fc12 package is to be installed. Here some output:

[~]# uname -a
Linux phobos #1 SMP Fri Jun 11 09:38:12 UTC 2010 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
[~]# yum repolist
Loaded plugins: aliases, auto-update-debuginfo, changelog, download-order, downloadonly, fastestmirror, filter-data, fs-snapshot, keys, langpacks, list-data, local, merge-


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Jun 30, 2010

I have a really tricky and may be intresting problem with a encrypted disk partition (cryptsetup luks...) which was fine until it accidentally got re-formatted by an instance of Windows 7. Most of the data on that 1TB-disk will probably still exist, only the LUKS header at the very beginning of the partition is - of course - gone.

So when I try to open the container, it gives no verbose, just the return value 234.

I scanned the whole partition for other LUKS headers with hexedit, none there. But, luckyly I have another partition which is encrypted in the exact same way with the exact same passphrase (which I remember very well!), so I had an idea: I copied the LUKS header (592 bytes) from the other LUKS encrypted partition over to the damaged partition.
When I now issue


No key available with this passphrase

Here is the command how I created the container:


How do I get the existing passphrase accepted by LUKS?

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Jul 20, 2011

I recently suffered a hard disk failure, meaning I had to replace the faulty device. After attempting to mount the old faulty hard drive using and external caddy, I got the following message... Unable to mount 144 GB Filesystem Error mounting: mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdb5, missing codepage or helper program, or other error In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try dmesg | tail or so

I'd like to attempt to recover what I can from my /home directory but unfortunately I use encryption (although I do actually know my pass phrase). What procedures and software can I use to try and recover data from this drive?

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Feb 22, 2009

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%.

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Jun 9, 2010

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I receive this error when I run try to run preupgrade to go from F12 to F13.

It's definitely not an issue with my internet connection, I'm running this from a college campus with a 150mbps connection.

I've tried running it 3 times now, and get this every time. It also gives me the error about not enough space on the boot partition, so I press continue there to move on.

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Oct 14, 2009

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Oct 17, 2009

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*
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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


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D: creating directory /var/lib/rpmrebuilddb.2367
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Nov 19, 2009

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.

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Nov 19, 2009

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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


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Apr 11, 2010

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Jun 12, 2010

I tried upgrade with dvd media and preupgrade from F12 but in both cases there is anaconda exception. I have dual boot windows xp (/dev/sda1) and F12 (/dev/sda2).

sudo fdisk -l /dev/sda:
Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xa070b627


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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.

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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?

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Nov 17, 2010

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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.

[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)


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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:

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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.

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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.

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I did preupgrade and no i have no desktop icons and my right mouse button does not give menu on desktop and if i try to launch nautilus i get this error ->

corey@coreyhome:~$ nautilus (nautilus:20177): Unique-DBus-WARNING **: Error while sending message: Did not receive a reply. Possible causes include: the remote application did not send a reply, the message bus security policy blocked the reply, the reply timeout expired, or the network connection was broken. corey@coreyhome:~$

i noticed that my %gconf.xml in .gconf/gnome/desktop was zero bytes and since i replaced it now i get a picture on my desktop. before i did not get a picture.

my .xsession-errors has 1000+ of this

if i grep -v out these errors i get

(gnome-panel:4995): GVFS-RemoteVolumeMonitor-WARNING **: invoking IsSupported() failed for remote volume monitor with dbus name org.gtk.Private.HalVolumeMonitor: org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.NoReply: Did not receive a reply. Possible causes include: the remote application did not send a reply, the message bus security policy blocked the reply, the reply timeout expired, or the network connection was broken.


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Where are all the files that I need to clean up for the preupgrade?

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I'm trying to upgrade from F12 to F13 via preupgrade tool.The tool appears to be divided into 5 actions.

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The tool has a tip too : "Tip: If you quit right now, your download will continue the next time you run this assistant." Well, after a long night, the tool runs until the almost finish of step 4. Then, the connection goes out, and i decided to continue in the following day. I just closed the tool and shutdown.

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