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bluesatbridge 11-16-2011 05:17 AM

upgrading from fedora 15 to fedora 16 with preupgrade fails
hi all
i am running fedora 15 on hp 65151b laptop and i tried upgrading it to fedora 16 with the preupgrade option
so i did
yum update
yum install preupgrade
preupgrade ( it downloaded all packages and then asked for reboot)
got a entry in grub "upgrade to fedora 16 (verne)

clicked that and cursor blinks on blank screen
i can reboot and use fedora 15 from grub but i cant use fedora 16 which ends in a blank screen

any help please i am very curious to try fedora 16


fukawi1 11-16-2011 05:34 AM

Generally, upgrading is a hacky way of getting to a new release.

It is far simpler, easier, and all in all a better option to re install the newer version..

Upgrades tend to leave new packages out, leave old packages behind, and 99 times out of a hundred generally just screw things up.

I would recommend backing up your data, and re installing.

If you use a distro that runs a fairly short release schedule (such as Fedora), i would also suggest keeping /home on a seperate partition/drive, and keeping a list of the packages and repo's that you install and use.
Then installing a new version becomes quick and painless.

- Install new version, using the existing /home partition
- Do the usual yum update etc.
- Add the list of repo's and

yum install `cat packages.txt`
- Bobs your fathers brother

This has worked for me successfully since Fedora 12.

Ryptyde 11-16-2011 09:03 AM

When choosing the upgrade option from the grub menu I noticed
that there was a time lag before the installation continued.
I would try it again and wait 10-15 minutes and see if it continues
with the install. Worth a try. :)


bluesatbridge 11-17-2011 05:44 AM

thanks to you i will come back when i have tried the options


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