Bug 710718 - Preupgrade leaves me at a blank screen
Preupgrade leaves me at a blank screen
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: preupgrade (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Richard Hughes
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2011-06-04 05:11 EDT by James Begley
Modified: 2011-06-06 04:57 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2011-06-06 04:57:04 EDT
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lspci output (15.52 KB, text/plain)
2011-06-04 05:11 EDT, James Begley
no flags Details
lspic run as root (40.37 KB, text/plain)
2011-06-04 05:13 EDT, James Begley
no flags Details

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Description James Begley 2011-06-04 05:11:26 EDT
Created attachment 502964 [details]
lspci output

Description of problem:
My attempt to use preupgrade to move from F14 to F15 fails. Preupgrade has downloaded all the packages and then asks to reboot. When the laptop is rebooted I get left with a black screen with a blinking white cursor in the top left hand corner. The fans on the laptop are then in full flow, indicating that something is driving the CPU hard, but nothing happens. After ~30 minutes I've had to kill the power and reboot to F14.

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How reproducible:
Every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run preupgrade
2. Reboot
Actual results:
Blank screen

Expected results:
Preupgrade launches me into the F15 installer

Additional info:
This is a modern sony vaio laptop with an ATI Radeon HD5600 graphics card. Could this be causing problems?
Comment 1 James Begley 2011-06-04 05:13:09 EDT
Created attachment 502965 [details]
lspic run as root
Comment 2 James Begley 2011-06-06 04:57:04 EDT
Hmmm ... running preupgrade again appears to have picked up a newer kernel which boots OK. everything is working for me on this laptop now.

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