Bug 451431 - preupgrade hangs in final stage
preupgrade hangs in final stage
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 446237
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: preupgrade (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Seth Vidal
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-06-14 08:55 EDT by Tobias
Modified: 2008-10-20 14:44 EDT (History)
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Description Tobias 2008-06-14 08:55:40 EDT
Description of problem:
When trying to upgrade from Fedora 8 to 9 preupgrade hangs in the last stage.
The gui does not respond. The last output on the console is:
DEBUG /sbin/grubby --title="Upgrade to Fedora 9 (Sulphur)"
--add-kernel=/boot/upgrade/vmlinuz --initrd=/boot/upgrade/initrd.img
--args="preupgrade lang=en_US.UTF-8 keymap=de
Probing devices to guess BIOS drives. This may take a long time.

I have waited for several hours without result.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Name        : preupgrade                   Relocations: (not relocatable)
Version     : 0.9.3                             Vendor: Fedora Project
Release     : 3.fc8                         Build Date: Tue 13 May 2008 09:27:38
Install Date: Fri 13 Jun 2008 10:45:19 PM CEST      Build Host:

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. start preupgrade
2. let it run till downloading images stage 2
3. preupgrade does not respond anymore
Actual results:
program hangs

Expected results:
preupgrade should show "reboot now" button

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Comment 1 Vince Schiavoni 2008-10-20 14:29:11 EDT
Confirmed for F8=>F9 preupgrade-0.9.3-3.fc8.noarch, exact same results as described above.

Priority may be "low" but severity should be "high" IMHO since this is a show-stopper for preupgrade.

Comment 2 Will Woods 2008-10-20 14:44:30 EDT
Preupgrade-0.9.8 fixes this, but it only supports upgrading to F10 Beta or Rawhide. You'll be able to preupgrade F8/F9 to F10 Final once it's released.

The problems with preupgrades to F-9 are, unfortunately, not fixable.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 446237 ***

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