Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 244376
unhandled exception upon upgrade of Fedora Core 4 to Fedora 7
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:07 EST
Description of problem:
I want to upgrade my Fedora Core 4 installation to Fedora 7 using the bootable
DVD. After configuration of the boot options, anaconda starts to look for
package dependencies and stops with an unhandled exception.
Created attachment 157087 [details]
dump of unhandled exception
Same thing trying to upgrade from Fedora Core 5 to Fedora 7.
Exception logged to floppy: attached
*** Bug 247925 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 247230 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 246542 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
I too have this same problem trying to upgrade from fc3 to f7. All these
reports seem to be tied to kernel.i686. Since mine stopped in the "resolve
dependencies" area, I assume that is true of all occurrences, given that the
trace back looks almost identical.
A work around would be most welcome.
I don't know if this work for all of these but, I got the update to work by
using rpm to remove all the kernels save the one I actually was booting. Do:
rpm -q kernel
then rpm -e kernelxxx where the xxx is the kernel to remove. Do NOT remove the
one grup is booting (look in the grup.conf file in /boot/grub/ or some such).
Upgrades are supported from the previous release to the current release, not
from a far back release to the current one.