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Old 29th February 2012, 12:24 PM
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Help preupgrade process

Anyone can help? I got this during preupgrade process:

"failed to download installer data. This could be caused by a missing network connection or a bad mirror"

Watching the terminal log, it seems to be a wrong dns resolution, after i got

"unknown metadata being downloaded: MEMORY"

i got

"fetched treeinfo from http://ar.libero.it/nxd_lcl.htm"

which is the page you are redirected by my ISP when the dns resolution fails.
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Old 1st March 2012, 05:27 AM
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Re: Help preupgrade process

upgrade isn't actually 'supported' (i.e. tested or bugs considered critical) at Alpha, only Beta. so it's possible it's just broken. we'll be starting testing on this soon, with the Beta TCs.
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Old 1st March 2012, 08:34 AM
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Re: Help preupgrade process

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upgrade isn't actually 'supported' (i.e. tested or bugs considered critical) at Alpha, only Beta. so it's possible it's just broken. we'll be starting testing on this soon, with the Beta TCs.
Thanks, i've tried also to install from usb drive with the live image, but wont start at all
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Old 2nd March 2012, 01:01 AM
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Re: Help preupgrade process

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upgrade isn't actually 'supported' (i.e. tested or bugs considered critical) at Alpha, only Beta. so it's possible it's just broken. we'll be starting testing on this soon, with the Beta TCs.
Thanks. I managed to run preupgrade under FC16 and it completed downloading all the required packages, then prompted for a Reboot, writing the following into grub.cfg:

Code:
### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###
menuentry 'Upgrade to Fedora 17 (Beefy Miracle)' --class gnu-linux --class gnu -
-class os {
	linux /upgrade/vmlinuz preupgrade repo=hd::/var/cache/yum/preupgrade ks=
hd:UUID=3cd15340-c6ba-454f-800c-7807027211f1:/upgrade/ks.cfg stage2=hd:UUID=3cd1
5340-c6ba-454f-800c-7807027211f1:/upgrade/squashfs.img
	initrd /upgrade/initrd.img
}
On reboot it started to load, the failed with:

dracut: FATAL:No or empty root=argument

which looking at grub.cfg is of course true :-)

I'll try again when FC17 Beta is released, keep up the good work!

Regards,
John
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Old 1st March 2012, 07:08 PM
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Re: Help preupgrade process

that one sounds more concerning. can you provide more details? what 'doesn't start at all'? The usb stick? the installed system? how did you write the stick? Thanks!
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Old 1st March 2012, 07:26 PM
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Re: Help preupgrade process

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that one sounds more concerning. can you provide more details? what 'doesn't start at all'? The usb stick? the installed system? how did you write the stick? Thanks!
I've downloaded the live x86_64 alpha release, then, using liveusb creator, put it in a usb stick.

After reboot only the loader starts showing the SYSLINUX 4.04 copyright evidence to H. Peter Anvin.

So the startup process of the live image does not start at all.

I got this error everytime i try to install from usb stick a non final version of Fedora. Even if using a different software like unetbootin do any difference

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Old 2nd March 2012, 05:59 PM
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I've downloaded the live x86_64 alpha release, then, using liveusb creator, put it in a usb stick.
I suggest trying livecd-iso-to-disk that's on the alpha ISO inside the LiveOS folder. Mount the image, cd to the LiveOS directory and something like:

Code:
./livecd-iso-to-disk --format --overlay-size-mb 500 /dev/sr0 /dev/sdb
I have tried this and it's working for me on BIOS based hardware.
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Old 2nd March 2012, 10:51 PM
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Re: Help preupgrade process

yeah - although liveusb-creator is supported it doesn't really get as much attention as livecd-tools. livecd-iso-to-disk and dd are the methods which usually have the best chance of working.

additionally i'd recommend using the very latest livecd-tools available from updates-testing for f15, f16 and f17; new builds were sent out two days ago, prior builds do have known issues writing F17 images.
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