Fedora 16 to 17 preupgrade fails - lists "upgrade to Fedora 16" in bootloader
I am trying to upgrade my system 64-bit Fedora 16 system to Fedora 17, but preupgrade fails. It does not boot in to the Fedora 17 installer. Instead, if I exam the boot menu closely, it says "Upgrade to Fedora 16." I clicked this option thinking that maybe it was mislabeled, but that just dropped me into an empty dracut shell.
/boot/upgrade exists and the preupgrade client seemed to run without error. The initrd.img file and others in that directory has a date of May 22 2013, but ks.cfg has today's date.
Thanks in advance!
is your /boot partition at least 1 gig in size
"preupgrade" puts files there
if it is to small it can not upgrade
if you must upgrade
first PLAN for a full new install
2) see #1
3) see #2
then use the dvd to upgrade
but plan for it to fail
so if it dose
you are prepared
The one way to upgrade Fedora is by using Yum and 'preupgrade'
Try this instructional page. It should work-
How to use PreUpgrade
If that doesn't work you may have to download a fresh ISO Image of Fedora 17 to DVD/CD or USB-
About the default installation script; I found this:
Thanks for the responses gentlemen. I am very familiar with pre-upgrade and I have used it many times, even with /boot sizes under 200mb. This appears to be some bug in the boot configuration.
I'll let you know if I figure it out.
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