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Old 08-31-2009, 06:39 AM   #1
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Angry Upgrade from Fedora10 to 11; without re-partitioning, without introducing Vol. Groups

I am upgrading from a fully functioning Fedora 10 to 11 from the install.img of the .iso file (on disk). Once the graphical install starts, anaconda emerges and appears to want to partition then disk, typically with Volume Groups. I don't have and don't want Volume Groups, but can't find a way to avoid them.The "Custom Install/Partitioning" option avoids Volume groups but when identifying the basic partitions which I already have (root, boot and swap), the identification of root partition never "takes" comes back and says I have not defined a root partition. There's a drop down list which indicates which partition to associate with the device (/, boot, opt etc....), yet selection of "/" just doesn't take, and I can't proceed. This frustration has caused me to abort the upgrade numerous times.
Is there away to avoid this, an anaconda option to select which bypasses this grief? There is an option "upgrade existing Linux", or similar name, but this also introduces volume groups.
Any help greatly appreciated.
Old 09-01-2009, 08:47 PM   #2
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Hi George,

I dont remember the upgrade option trying to partition the disk, it should leave it alone. Another choice could be to use 'preupgrade':

yum install preupgrade

..then run it, it will download and then prompt you to reboot to perform the upgrade. It also checks for packages that may cause issues or not function post-upgrade.




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