Bug 474711 - Fatal Exception upon reboot attempt after trying preupgrade from F9 to F10
Summary: Fatal Exception upon reboot attempt after trying preupgrade from F9 to F10
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 473260
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: preupgrade   
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Version: rawhide
Hardware: i586
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Seth Vidal
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-12-04 22:45 UTC by alauschke
Modified: 2014-01-21 23:07 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-12-05 18:53:55 UTC
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screenshot of fatal exception (1.34 MB, image/jpeg)
2008-12-04 22:45 UTC, alauschke
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Description alauschke 2008-12-04 22:45:55 UTC
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

How reproducible:
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:
Actual results:
fatal exception

Expected results:
for sure not fatal exceptions, but the end result should be bootable F10 installation.

Additional info:
Very frustrating. There should never be fatal exceptions upon boot. No, my hardware is NOT broken!

Comment 1 Will Woods 2008-12-04 23:33:24 UTC
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?

Comment 2 alauschke 2008-12-04 23:44:56 UTC
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.

Comment 3 Will Woods 2008-12-05 18:53:55 UTC
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 ***

Comment 4 alauschke 2008-12-05 19:26:41 UTC
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.

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