Description of problem:
I installed yesterday evening the latest preupgrade for Fedora 8 and after rebooting (and loading install.img from Internet because my /boot was too small for it) I got the error "Upgrade root not found"
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install preupgrade in Fedora 8
Error "Upgrade root not found"
Upgrade to Fedora 11
Here are output from different virtual consoles during the bug with Fedora 8 preupgrade:
WARNING : Step complete does not exist
INFO : moving (1) to step findrootparts
INFO: Set SELinux context for mountpoint /mnt/sysiamge to None
INFO: Set SELinux context for newly mounted filesystem root at /mnt/sysimage to system_u:object_r:mnt_t:s0
[similar SELinux messages deleted]
WARNING : Step complete does not exist
INFO : moving (1) to step upgrademount
<6>EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
<7>SELinux: initialized (dev sda9, type ext3), uses xattr.
<4>CE: hpet increasing min_delta_ns to 15000 nsec
I had disabled SElinux in Fedora 8.
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Anaconda explicitly does not support upgrading from more than two versions ago, and had you run an upgrade within anaconda, we would not have allowed you to continue.
If preupgrade is allowing you to try to upgrade from 8 to 11, that's a bug in preupgrade, not in anaconda. Reassigning.
I dont think this is related to upgrading fedora 8 ->11(although the wiki claims this is possible)
I have the same exact issue using preupgrade from FC10 -> FC11 with the exact same error messages.
(In reply to comment #5)
> I have the same exact issue using preupgrade from FC10 -> FC11 with the exact
> same error messages.
So do I.
Maybe there's a solution. Try to upgrade your system iteratively but directly using preupgrade somehow.
1. FC8 -> FC10
2. FC10 -> FC11
I'm doing a completely default preupgrade from Fedora 8 to Fedora 11, and consistently getting this error. Fresh install of Fedora 8, nothing special on the partitioning. The only thing I changed from the default is to remove the default 2gb swap and add 2x4gb swap partitions. No dual-booting, nothing special.
I built the Fedora 8 system today, completely updated it via yum, installed preupgrade. I then run preupgrade-cli or preupgrade (have messed with both) and do the reboot. When I reboot it tells me the upgrade root was not found.
The clearpart --none workaround did nothing.
According to this:
It seems like this "should" work.
The above comment about going only 2 steps isn't really a "solution". The purpose of preupgrade is to: "PreUpgrade provides an upgrade directly to the latest version of Fedora. It is not necessary to upgrade to intermediate versions."
I'm trying to use preupgrade to skip iterative steps. I have to upgrade 85 hosts. If I wanted to do iterative upgrades, I'd use yum, it's far more convenient for upgrading systems remotely.
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I would like to note that the way Fedora handles dev roots in grub has changed since f8. It used to go by device name such as /dev/sda2, but there was a change to using the UUID instead. Try running /sbin/blkid to get the UUID for the partitions and see if that helps with this error.
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