Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 474711
Fatal Exception upon reboot attempt after trying preupgrade from F9 to F10
Last modified: 2014-01-21 18:07:14 EST
Created attachment 325758 [details]
screenshot of fatal exception
Description of problem:
When trying to do the reboot after downloading and installing preupgrade, there is a fatal exception. I tried both methods described on
and both show the same problem upon reboot attempt. See screenshot.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
from 9 to 10 using preupgrade
Well, just try the two methods described on that website. Just try to reboot after preupgrade has run, or the wget method.
Steps to Reproduce:
for sure not fatal exceptions, but the end result should be bootable F10 installation.
Very frustrating. There should never be fatal exceptions upon boot. No, my hardware is NOT broken!
It's hard to say from the attached image - I'd need to see the whole traceback / crash dump log to be sure - but what's visible matches the problem in bug 473260.
Does your Fedora 9 system use a swap file, by any chance?
Yes, it does. During the install from CD/DVD the installer crashed several times, so I couldn't set up a swap partition, although that is recommended. Later on on the IRC #fedora group someone recommended to simply set up a swap file instead.
This is bug 473260, then.
The simplest workaround seems to be to edit /etc/fstab and comment out the line for your swap file. Then reboot into the upgrade.
The upgrade should complete successfully, and then you can edit /etc/fstab again to restore your swap file.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 473260 ***
I confirm that deleting the swap file entry in /etc/fstab allowed me to boot into F10. This is the solution the original poster Alexej Kutznetsov in 473260 found.