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Bug 981891 - Upgrade should be possible without keyboard
Upgrade should be possible without keyboard
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: fedup (Show other bugs)
Unspecified Linux
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Assigned To: Will Woods
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2013-07-06 14:47 EDT by Joergen Thomsen
Modified: 2015-10-05 10:57 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2015-02-17 10:54:49 EST
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Description Joergen Thomsen 2013-07-06 14:47:32 EDT
Description of problem:

According to the installation guide it is not possible to upgrade Fedora without having access to a physical keyboard and screen.
As we initially install the servers locally with keyboard and screen, but afterwards use them in an environment with only network access, this is rather inconvenient. 
It should only be needed to dismount and return them to the lab in case of failed updates for some reason.

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1. use fedup to upgrade

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Comment 1 Patrick Pichon 2013-08-20 04:05:33 EDT
I would add that FedUp should be able to run on a head-less system. So a full remote Fedora Uprade should be possible.

Enablig vnc could be a way
Comment 2 Will Woods 2013-12-06 17:06:15 EST
As far as I know, nothing prevents you from running fedup on remote or headless systems.

I've tested it on remote systems. There's no network access during the upgrade, but the upgrade itself works fine. If there's an error during the upgrade the system should immediately reboot back into the old system.

So.. what's the bug, here?
Comment 3 Joergen Thomsen 2013-12-07 19:37:27 EST
1) If that is so the documentation should reflect it.
2) A recent upgrade on a FC18 system was stuck because the Network Manager (which had been disabled) messed up things and disabled the network access
Comment 4 Will Woods 2013-12-09 10:24:43 EST
1) What documentation is this? Can you provide a link?
2) That's a problem with NetworkManager, then, not fedup; please file/track that separately.
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