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Re: F10 automatic F10 upgrades to F11?



On Wed, Jul 22, 2009 at 1:52 PM, Daniel B. Thurman<dant cdkkt com> wrote:
> Paul W. Frields wrote:
>>
>> On Wed, Jul 22, 2009 at 09:17:39AM -0700, Daniel B. Thurman wrote:
>>
>>>
>>> For the last several weeks, I have been getting "automatic"
>>> F11 upgrade notices on my F10 system.  I do not know if
>>> this is a feature or standard operating procedure for this sort
>>> of thing since I have never initiated such an upgrade request
>>> to begin with.
>>>
>>> But then again, I thought to myself... why not?  I was getting
>>> tired of waiting for the missing gnome `sessions save' package
>>> which for the most part may never be released for F10.
>>>
>>> So, when I was prompted (automatically from yum?) for F10 to
>>> F11 upgrade, I proceeded to start the update process.  After
>>> entering root permission, the upgrade dialog window pops
>>> and and starting "firing away" with the upgrade process:
>>>
>>>    "Upgrade your system"
>>> "Preparing system for upgrade"
>>>
>>> + Download release info
>>> + Download installer images
>>> + Determine which packages to install
>>> + Download packages
>>> + Prepare and test upgrade
>>> + Ready to begin upgrade
>>>        [Reboot Now]
>>> + Pressed the [Reboot Now] button
>>>  On rebooting, it shutdown the services, rebooted,
>>>  and grub starts kernel & runs Anaconda.
>>> + X11 "Finding storage devices... dialogbox pops up
>>> + X11 Passphrase dialog pops up.  Entered the encrypted disk
>>>   password & checked the "This is a global passphrase" checkbox
>>> + X11 "Retrieving installation information for installation repo..."
>>>   dialogbox pops up
>>> + "Checking dependencies in packages selected for installation..."
>>>   & progressbar shows, takes awhile to complete...
>>>
>>> The progressbar got 1/3 of the way, and then suddenly X11 quits
>>> and proceeds into text mode:
>>> =============================
>>> [TIME] Starting graphical installation...
>>> install exited abnormally [1/1]
>>> disabling swap...
>>> [...]
>>> unmounting filesystems...
>>> [...]
>>> you may safely reboot your system
>>> [cursor]
>>> =============================
>>>
>>> So, I had to power-cycle the PC to reboot.
>>>
>>> Grub shows:
>>> ==========================
>>>  Upgrade to Fedora 11 (Leonidas) *
>>>  initng boot  *
>>>  Fedora (2.6.27.25-170.2.72.fc10.i686)
>>>  Windows 2000
>>> ==========================
>>> * = new additions due to the upgrade process.
>>>
>>> ====================================
>>> I have gone through this about 5 times over the
>>> course of several weeks, each time, resulting a
>>> failed upgrade.  I can still boot into my F10 system,
>>> nothing was lost or corrupted (as far as I can tell) and
>>> the Upgrade repos still remain in the yum directories.
>>>
>>> Can someone tell me, what is going on, why is it
>>> that Yum repeatedly does this from time to time
>>> due to a normal F10 boot, yum F10 updates, and
>>> occasionally popping up the upgrade process?
>>>
>>> Every time I think "it's gonna work this time..",
>>> upgrades (from F10 to F11) *always* fails.
>>>
>>
>> FWIW, the following page (and links) may help
>> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/How_to_use_PreUpgrade
>>
>> If you can provide a more detailed bug filed against preupgrade, I
>> know there are some folks who would love to improve the experience of
>> preupgrade.  I was just talking to them last week, matter of
>> fact... :-)
>>
>> I know problems currently exist with exotic configurations like /boot
>> volume on RAID, and one of the things I've suggested is to look for
>> these cases and then have preupgrade apologize and bail out before
>> doing anything else.
>>
>
> I have been at the suggested link before, tried it, and it
> does not seem to change anything other than I have
> cleaned up a lot of things in the F10 filesystem as
> suggested.  It did not seem to change the outcomes
> of the failed upgrade process as far as I can tell.
>
> What else can I provide by way of "more details"?
> Is there something I have left out?
>
> As for filesystem layout:
> =========================================
> /dev/sda2: ntfs:            29.31GB            /w2kPro
> /dev/sda4: extd:            160.61GB
> /dev/sda5: ntfs:            29.29GB            /w-App1
> /dev/sda6: ntfs:            29.29GB            /w-App2
> /dev/sda7: ext3:            196.08GB         /boot
> /dev/sda8: crypt-luks:    101.82GB        /root (lvm)
>
> Keep in mind that the above sdaX is not sequentially
> labeled due to the use of gparted and manipulation
> of the partitions from a previous configuration prior
> to installation for F10 at the time. Dunno if this
> is a big deal or not...
>
> As for grub:
> =========================================
> # cat /boot/grub/grub.conf
> # grub.conf generated by anaconda
> #
> # Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
> # NOTICE:  You have a /boot partition.  This means that
> #          all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg.
> #          root (hd0,6)
> #          kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00
> #          initrd /initrd-version.img
> #boot=/dev/sda
> default=saved
> timeout=5
> splashimage=(hd0,6)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
> #hiddenmenu
> title Fedora (2.6.27.25-170.2.72.fc10.i686)
>   root (hd0,6)
>   kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.27.25-170.2.72.fc10.i686 ro
> root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 rhgb quiet
>   initrd /initrd-2.6.27.25-170.2.72.fc10.i686.img
>   savedefault
> title Windows 2000
>   rootnoverify (hd0,1)
>   chainloader +1
>   savedefault
>
> Kind regards,
> Dan

For some reason the installer is having problems with your graphics
card. At boot prompt type "linux xdriver=vesa". If that fails try
"linux text".


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