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Old 01-31-2013, 02:04 PM   #1
grgoffe
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problems with preupgrade from fc16 to fc17.


Hi,

I'm trying to upgrade my FC16 system to FC17 with preupgrade. When I poke the "boot" button, I get the following message "The root for the previously installed system was not found".

Due to space issues I have made a few links into a larger partition, these were /tmp and /var/lib/yum/plugins/local. I changed /tmp to be in the root file system and made the link to local a link "../../../../export/home/var-lib-yum-plugins-local/". Now I get the above message.

I also have removed all references to UUID in /etc/fstab but the ks.cfg file from preupgrade has UUID references (see the ks.cfg below)

Can anyone suggest what I should do now please?

Regards,

George...

# ks.cfg generated by preupgrade
lang en_US.UTF-8
keyboard us
bootloader --upgrade --location=none
clearpart --none
upgrade --root-device=UUID=None
reboot


%post
grubby --remove-kernel=/boot/upgrade/vmlinuz
rm -rf /boot/upgrade /var/cache/yum/preupgrade*
%end
 
Old 01-31-2013, 03:33 PM   #2
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you do have a back up of your important files and data ? right?

fedora 17 has only 6 months of life left in it .
you might want to do a clean install of fedora 18 .
 
  


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