Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 587478
Screen froze mid-upgrade
Last modified: 2010-12-03 10:16:52 EST
I know "Blank Screen" is a vague bug, but I couldn't find a way to get a log or backtrace of anaconda's activity. Smolt profile is at the bottom. Very long description proceeds now.
Description of problem:
I'll try to be as detailed as possible, as I don't have an error log handy.
The computer has 3 partitions. A 20 GB ext4 partition set as / (sda1), a 1024MB swap partition (sda2) and an 80GB ntfs partition (sda3).
I wiped sda1/sda2 and installed Fedora 12 i686 from a LiveUSB on it. After booting, I proceeded to upgrade to the latest packages, then installed a couple of apps (Like OpenOffice). Then rebooted.
Then I ran Preupgrade (To Fedora 13 (Branch)), and waited for the packages to download. Rebooted the machine, and everything was working.
About 7 mins into the upgrade process, the screen went blank. Ctrl-F1, F2, F7 did nothing, and even the Caps Lock button wouldn't light up the caps lock key. Tried several button combinations, but couldn't get a screen to see what was going on.
The harddrive light kept on blinking, so I left it on a blank screen for about 30 mins, until I shut down the laptop manually.
Afterwards, the Preupgrade process failed, mentioning that "install.img" wasn't found.
Restarted the machine and booted Fedora 12 which sorta failed (Gnome is mostly broken. I can only see the wallpaper and desktop icons).
rpm -qa | grep fc13 reveals that a *lot* of packages are now F13 (But their F12 counterparts are still there).
Tried preupgrade a couple of times, and ended with bug 587185.
Smolt Data: http://www.smolts.org/client/show/pub_c69221e0-c6a2-4246-9de0-435db2637b95
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