Bug 825235 - Preupgrade to Fedora 17 issues
Preupgrade to Fedora 17 issues
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: preupgrade (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Richard Hughes
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-05-25 08:18 EDT by Panos Kavalagios
Modified: 2013-07-31 20:40 EDT (History)
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Description Panos Kavalagios 2012-05-25 08:18:14 EDT
Description of problem: Multiple problems have been identiefied in a preupgrade procedure of Fedora 16 to Fedora 17.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): preupgrade-1.1.10-2.fc17

How reproducible: Upgrade a Fedora 16 system to Fedora 17 using preupgrade procedure.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install and run preupgrade on your Fedora 16 system
2. Boot the upgrade procedure after finished.
Actual results: The new system boots the old kernel and after completing the boot process is unusable. There is no way to log in. Pressing alt-F2 switches to a blank VT screen with no login prompt though.

Expected results: The upgraded system should have succeeded in logging in the user at least in text mode.

Additional info: The kernel is not updated and there is no kernel-PAE version available in the repositories. Grub is not updated either. The previous grub 1.99 screen was displayed and not the new 2.0 screen. The system can only be accessed by booting in single user mode. A kernel panic when rebooting/shutting down the system is also produced like the one described in Bug 825092.
Comment 1 Panos Kavalagios 2013-01-22 04:28:45 EST
I think this is duplicate of Bug 820351 as well.
Comment 2 Fedora End Of Life 2013-07-03 18:39:33 EDT
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Approximately 4 (four) weeks from now Fedora will stop maintaining
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Comment 3 Fedora End Of Life 2013-07-31 20:40:58 EDT
Fedora 17 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2013-07-30. Fedora 17 is 
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