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Old 07-03-2012, 04:21 PM   #1
michael-h
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Cannot upgrade 16->17 with Preupgrade even when using Grub command line


Hi

I'm trying to upgrade 16->17 using Preupgrade. I've downloaded the files but when I reboot after starting the upgrade process, it boots 16 straight away. So it's a known problem, documented at http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/PreUpg...ll_upon_reboot

However, when I try the solution on that page:
root (hd1,13)
kernel /boot/upgrade/vmlinuz
initrd /boot/upgrade/initrd.img
boot
It doesn't work. At the Grub command prompt, I type
root ( [tab key]
I get this response
Possible disks are fd0 hd0
I type
hd0, [tab key]
I get this response
Possible partitions are
Partition num: 0... ext2fs... 0x83
Partition num: 1... unknown... 0x83
When I try root (hd0,0) then kernel /boot/upgrade/vmlinuz, I get this response
Error 15: File not found
But if I try root (hd0,1) then kernel /boot/upgrade/vmlinuz, I get this response
Error 17: Cannot mount selected partition
So what's gone wrong? How can I get it to upgrade?
 
Old 07-09-2012, 06:31 AM   #2
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Hallo Michael.

Could this http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...6/#post4708194 help?


Good luck (because you seem to need tons of that for upgrading Fedora)!
 
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Old 07-10-2012, 03:16 PM   #3
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Hallo Michael.

Could this http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...6/#post4708194 help?


Good luck (because you seem to need tons of that for upgrading Fedora)!
Thanks very much - you could very well be right. It looks like rebuilding the system is the best option... brilliant :-(
 
  


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