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Old 03-24-2006, 09:56 PM   #1
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Unhappy Boot failure after upgrading FC5 TR3 to FC5 Official Release


I used "yum update" to upgrade from FC5 Test 3 to FC5 Official Release. It seemed to work well until I rebooted and chose the new release in GRUB. The choice said something like:


which I questioned immediately. Why the _FC6? Is this right? Probably not, because after choosing this, the system boots and then my desktop background from my formerly working Test Release 3 pops up -no login screen, nothing. Just the desktop background with a bunch of blurred, jarbled blotches across the top.

So then I selected the last working kernel of Test Release 3 from GRUB. Same darn thing! Just the desktop background with a bunch of blurred, jarbled blotches across the top.

Am I cooked here?

Old 03-25-2006, 04:05 AM   #2
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Their exist RPMS for doing this.
Your problem exist cause you're upgrading a test version resulting in a new test version(FC6) and not "FC5 final".

Please keep in in mind that test versions are only meant for testers and developers.

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I know the test versions are for testers. That's what I essentially was. I guess I'll be reloading Linux now.
Old 03-25-2006, 09:12 AM   #4
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Did you install the fedora-release rpm from the FC5 stable mirrors. My guess is you didn't and thats why FC is still using development release mirrors. I did the upgrade from the development release using yum and everything went fine.


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