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Old 08-08-2013, 01:57 PM   #1
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how to make sure fedora 18 has been correctly updated to fedora 19


Hi,

I have updated fedora 18 to 19 using yum. I come up with fedora 19 and the environment surely belongs to Schrodinger's cat. However, I still have that fedora 18. Is that normal?

how to make sure fedora 18 has been correctly updated to fedora 19
 
Old 08-08-2013, 04:54 PM   #2
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However, I still have that fedora 18.
What do you mean "I still have that Fedora 18"? How does it show?


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how to make sure fedora 18 has been correctly updated to fedora 19
What does 'cat /etc/fedora-release' return?
No hardcoded $releasever's in /etc/yum.repos.d/ repo files?
And what does 'rpm -qa|grep f18' return?
 
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...and is this somehow related to your other Fedora 19 thread where you're unable to reboot it?
 
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What do you mean "I still have that Fedora 18"? How does it show?
when I want to reboot, I have fedora 19, fedora 19 rescuse AND fedora and fedora advanced options, that I had them when I installed fedora 18 thrugh DVD.


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What does 'cat /etc/fedora-release' return?
Fedora release 19 (Schrödinger’s Cat)

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No hardcoded $releasever's in /etc/yum.repos.d/ repo files?
No!

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And what does 'rpm -qa|grep f18' return?
nothing!
 
Old 08-08-2013, 11:08 PM   #5
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...and is this somehow related to your other Fedora 19 thread where you're unable to reboot it?
Unspawn,

You know, I lost all my project files :-(((((( I had to remove all linux partitions and then re-install!!!
I know fedora is not good for newbies in linux. But, my laptop does not become a heater when I have fedora. (I have checked many other repos) and it is important for me.
 
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when I want to reboot, I have fedora 19, fedora 19 rescuse AND fedora and fedora advanced options, that I had them when I installed fedora 18 thrugh DVD.
I'm pretty sure GRUB2 menu gets rebuilt on the fly or when installing new kernels. So unless booting F19 kernels doesn't work it's a nuisance but nothing more, right?..


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You know, I lost all my project files :-(((((( I had to remove all linux partitions and then re-install!!!
First of all the Fedora documentation clearly states you should make backups (did you?) and secondly by booting the installer DVD in rescue mode (or using any other Live CD) you should be able to gain access to your files and get them off the system. If unsure you can always ask but please ask before you actually do stuff!


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I know fedora is not good for newbies in linux.
Sure, sometimes some operations don't go as planned but Fedora, like any other Linux distribution, is not the problem. It is OK to use for new Linux users. What users who are new to Linux should do is allow themselves more time to read the documentation, learn how to do things "the Linux way", make backups.
 
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I'm pretty sure GRUB2 menu gets rebuilt on the fly or when installing new kernels. So unless booting F19 kernels doesn't work it's a nuisance but nothing more, right?..
Yes, last time that I updated fedora 18 to 19, I only had fedora 19 on the grub menu. Also I read somewhere in the net that normally we should not have the previous versions after upgrade. That made me think that I may have failed to update correctly this time.


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First of all the Fedora documentation clearly states you should make backups (did you?)
Last time, I had fedora 18, I had problem rebooting the system. Fedora "f" symbol would fill up, but it was not redirecting to login page. I read all about it in the net and I posted the question and followed people's advices, but finally, I backed-up my files through the text terminal (Ctrl+Alt+F1) and again removed the partitions and re-installed F18 and then upgraded it to Fedora 19.


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and secondly by booting the installer DVD in rescue mode (or using any other Live CD) you should be able to gain access to your files and get them off the system. If unsure you can always ask but please ask before you actually do stuff!
This time, I did try to back-up through the text terminal but I could not switch to that mode either. Also, going to the rescue mode through the DVD (Fedora 18), it said "it could not find any linux partitions" !!!!!!!! I also have a windows on my system, I have some programs installed there that would always show me the files I have in linux, even that was not working!!!!


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Sure, sometimes some operations don't go as planned but Fedora, like any other Linux distribution, is not the problem. It is OK to use for new Linux users. What users who are new to Linux should do is allow themselves more time to read the documentation, learn how to do things "the Linux way", make backups.

I don't put the blame on anyone except my lack of knowledge and I am open to learn. But I also need to do things relatively quick because I have to hand in my results.
 
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(..) I also need to do things relatively quick because I have to hand in my results.
Then that probably wasn't the best time to go upgrading an OS...
 
  


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