Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 981891
Upgrade should be possible without keyboard
Last modified: 2015-10-05 10:57:51 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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. use fedup to upgrade
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
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?
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
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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