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Old 3rd December 2009, 11:25 AM
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Preupgrade - the root for the previously installed system was not found

After several problems I eventually managed to tweak /boot to make more space, cleared up /var/cache/yum etc and preupgrade dowloaded all pacakges. Upon rebooting I got:

"the root for the previously installed system was not found"

Upon exiting system rebooted in F11.
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Old 8th December 2009, 02:09 PM
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I tried clearing /var/cache/yum doing an yum update first, but still have the same problem. For some reason the new kernel cannot find the root anymore - could grub.conf be wrong?

---------- Post added at 01:09 PM CST ---------- Previous post was at 01:00 PM CST ----------

Managed to take a look at the log.
I think the error is
"INFO: product Fedora version 12 found on <partition> is not upgradable".
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Old 23rd December 2009, 01:42 PM
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Still no solution to this.
Perhaps related to
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=504991
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Old 23rd December 2009, 03:22 PM
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tajekozatlan vagyok

hello!
sikeres Fedora install,utana sajna az eredeti..masik fizikai vinyon levo WINDOWS nincs elerheto allapotban,,,,,alapbol dobja fel hogy rendszert valaszthatok,,,azaz a GUI ban csak a fedora van
telepitesnel vigyaztam,hogy ne toroljon,azaz csak csatolasi pontkent erintette a win particiot,,,
a mappak kozott is latom a masik vinyokat,rajta az XP vel,,,
szeretnem neha elerni az eredeti wint is,,mert kell az is..
koszi a helpet
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Old 22nd September 2010, 09:53 PM
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Re: Preupgrade - the root for the previously installed system was not found

Hi all.

I have found the same problem when updating from F12 to F13.

The first upgrade failed due to the update of package squid.

After failure, I rebooted and reinstalled squid package manually.

When I tried to finish preupgrade, it showed the same message error:

"the root for the previously installed system was not found".

In anaconda logs, I saw the message:

"INFO: product Fedora version 13 found on <partition> is not upgradable".

It found an installation of F13 because file /etc/fedora-release had already been updated.

I changed that file to the F12 value, rebooted and... it worked!
Preupgrade finished and after reboot I changed back the release file.

I hope this workaround is useful for anybody.

Regards.
cagonto1980.
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Old 5th October 2010, 02:07 AM
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Re: Preupgrade - the root for the previously installed system was not found

I dont understand how but it worked! Thank you so much!
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Old 9th December 2010, 08:20 PM
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Re: Preupgrade - the root for the previously installed system was not found

I'm upgrading from 12 to 13, my etc/fedora-release says 12, so any other ideas?
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