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Old 12-19-2011, 03:20 AM   #1
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Installation of Fed 16 went wrong; looking to rollback or get back stuff in the home


Preupgraded Fedora 14 to 16. Went well, but when the password screen was loaded and I signed-in, a warning came up: Gnome has failed to load because my graphic card is too crappy. I have tried signing in with both GNome and classic gnome but it just cuts to a black screen and bounces back to the password screen when it loads. I can still use the backup mode, which takes me to a terminal (DOS like) screen. I have an external usb hard disk.

Is there anyway I can rollback. If not, then is there anyway I can get back everything in my documents/ hard disk.

I know this is really noob. I am noob. I just want to use linux cause' ya know: fuck Windows, and Mac is too expensive.
 
Old 12-19-2011, 08:42 PM   #2
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fedora has NEVER supported skipping a version using "preupgrade"

also fedora 16 is SO DIFFERENT from 14 that a new CLEAN install IS RECOMMENDED


you DID make a back up of your data ? right?

reformat and do a clean NEW install then copy back your data from the back up you did make.


fedora16 and gnome3 require a LOT of system resources
see the release notes for the min.system requirements
http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/...dware_Overview

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Old 12-19-2011, 08:46 PM   #3
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Hopefully this has convinced you of the value of backups before screwing with the system.

This is really going to be much easier (for you) using a liveCD - do you have one ?.

Else lets see the output from the following commands issued from the recovery terminal after plugging in a USB disk/key (for the backup)
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df -hT
fdisk -l
dmesg | tail
(that last one is a vertical bar - probably on the back-slash key).
 
Old 12-19-2011, 08:49 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by John VV View Post
fedora has NEVER supported skipping a version using "preupgrade"
Rubbish - read this

Mind you, pre-upgrade seems pretty flaky regardless of how it is used.

Last edited by syg00; 12-19-2011 at 08:50 PM.
 
  


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