Hi. I started the fc8 to fc9 upgrade last night. everything going smooth. this morning it was at the "need to reboot" step. when i rebooted, i selected the old fc8 from my menu list (since I didn't see anything pertaining to fc9). it booted fine into the old werewolf. waited 5 or 10 minutes, nothing happening. i was expecting to either see something come up automatically on the screen (the part where its supposed to ask whether you are upgrading), or I thought maybe the icon up in the task bar would appear and clicking on it would resume the install. haven't seen that yet either.. do i need to start anaconda somehow ?
I think a little more info would help here. I'm not clear on exactly how you went about the upgrade process. Did you use the install disk? or did you use the "pre-upgrade" thing if that's what it's even called...
I used the preupgrade. I followed the instructions from this link: http://www.howtoforge.com/upgrading-...ith-preupgrade
I got about half way through it, to where it says to reboot, right before the "Part 2" - I never got that screen. It did download a boatload of stuff, so I think it completed most of the install.. not really sure, but one would hope..
hopefully the attachments you asked for get attached....
Well that's good that your system isn't "in between", I thought you meant your upgrade got borked somehow.
I had issues with PreUpgrade so did others, but nothing like this..
You say it ran and did nothing? LOL that's too funny..
So you installed PreUpgrade and ran it and it downloaded everything it needs, then you rebooted and loaded it from grub? and it acted like it installed stuff but didn't ?
well.. not ready to throw the towel in yet, but maybe getting closer.. did the yum upgrade - it ran for awhile and seemed to be doing what i thought it should. it ended up creating a new version of the kernel for fc8 as well as another entry in the menu.lst file. the menu.lst file it updated wasn't the one that actually gets used during bootup, which is under Ub.. grub. anyway, i copied the new stuff into the Ub grub, and it boots fine into the new kernel, but gets Error 15: File not found when trying to boot into the upgrade to fedora 9 option. I don't see anything wrong with it or why that error appears..
this is the new stuff it created in menu.lst:
title Fedora (184.108.40.206-27.fc8)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-220.127.116.11-27.fc8 ro root=LABEL=/1 rhgb quiet
title Upgrade to Fedora 9 (Sulphur)
kernel /boot/upgrade/vmlinuz preupgrade lang=en_US.UTF-8 keymap=us stage2=hd:sda3:boot/upgrade/stage2.img method=http://mirrors.ptd.net/fedora/linux/releases/9/Fedora/i386/os
I tried putting a / after sda3: (before "boot") but that didn't make any diff.
Here is a list of the upgrade dir:
:/werewolf/boot$ l upgrade
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 9592925 2008-05-07 20:50 initrd.img
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 106733568 2008-05-07 20:52 stage2.img
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2086048 2008-05-07 20:50 vmlinuz
Any ideas as to why i am getting the Error 15 on just the upgrade selection?
well, that worked.. at least it got it going again. ran the upgrade for awhile, then got an error that said i was out of disk space. guess the upgrade almost needs twice as much room as a regular install..
i used gparted to repartition the hd and give hda3 some more room. removed the mess and restored from a backup. am in the process of trying the upgrade again.. if the fresh install just took one cd i would probably have went that route, but most of the pcs i have don't have a dvd burner, and i don't want to mess with 5 or so cd's... at least not yet.. will let you know how it goes this time around.. am trying to replace my daughters master brake cylinder in between this.. not sure which is more painful.. haa
i finished the master brake cylinder, but think maybe i still need to do some brake line bleeding..
also am seriously considering upgrading the vehicles.. she is past due, so guess i am too.. -)
am sitting at 1147 of 1147 packages completed, and the arrow is still going round and round (over 10 min)..
hoping it completes pretty soon. got my fingers crossed..
not sure if this is normal or not, but there are still some fc8 packages. Here is the results of running rpm -qa | grep fc8 > 8.txt and also for fc9.
does this look normal, or do i need to remove the fc8 packages and install fc9 packages?
Ah cool. None of those left over f8 packages look very important. Seems to be stuff that's been obsoleted by something else. Feel free to start removing them if you feel like it, just pay attention to what they want to take with them.
BTW if you don't already have yum-utils, you should install it since it has some really nice utilities for these types of issues.
Ugh.. guess I should have left well enough alone.. I removed most of the fc8 packages. the only one that complained was pirut, and i told it to go ahead with it (after reading that package mgr has replaced pirut in fc9, much to the dismay of some folks). anyway, when i rebooted, i did not even get a login screen. i logged into one of the windows (f1 thru f5), and ran startx. it gave me a black bkgrnd and a analog clock in the corner and a terminal window which looks a lot like what i have at work (50 lines small font). anyway, i started using yum install and put back the packages (other than a few that had to do with foreign lang). i now get a login screen, but when i login, it returns to the same login screen - never gets to the "desktop" screen with icons, etc. i looked around in /var/log/messages and some other log files, but wasn't sure what message was relevant (i think some of the messages are "normal" even though they sound like problems). what do i need to post to help give you more info on what is missing, or do you already know?