Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 553389
preupgrade F11 - F12 does not run correctly
Last modified: 2010-06-28 11:36:22 EDT
Description of problem:
Tried this a few times a couple nights ago with no luck. Did a preupgrade and rebooted. It says "starting installation" then *immediately* switches to "post-installation tasks" it reboots and I'm back in F11. It looks to me as though it is not downloading the updates given that the whole thing takes about five minutes total.
I also ran it in the GUI but via the commandline and the last part seemed a bit suspicious. It said 500MB needed and then listed /usr as having about 13 GB and /boot as having .... I forget exactly how much, but it was more than was needed for the kernel.
My /boot directory has 244 MB.
I also tried the trick where you fill up /boot with garbage and have it download the installer upon reboot. That also failed. Although, this time it ran enough to where I could hit next and tell it to upgrade and update GRUB.
It's hard to see what's going on because when it's done "installing" the upgrade it reboots. But I switched to one of the virtual terminals (F3, I think) and it appears to be having problems finding sda1.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
3.end up in F11
Does not run upgrade
upgrade should be run
-Good thing is that when it runs post-installation stuff it erases everything from /boot and I appear to be left with a nice, clean F11 install as if I hadn't done anything
-before running it after the first time was unsuccessful I ran yum update and updated everything
-before running it the last time I ran a yum clean all
-again, I think a key problem is the fact that it appears not to be downloading ANYTHING other than the installer.img during the preupgrade.
One more set of facts I forgot to mention in additional info.
-this computer started with a fresh install of F10
-I used preupgrade successfully to go F10 -> F11
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