Originally Posted by stoat
Anyway, I'm glad it ended well for you. You could have lost your valuable files. And I hope you leave this incident with a philosophical attitude. After all, what you tried to do is not exactly mainstream stuff IMO.
Mainstream - is not for me
My jobs include too many variations. Previous Fedora release make me happy in practically full my tasks, but... I hope the new release make update procedure smaller (differ update) and make graphic in my frequently used plathorms (intel integrated graphic) faster and 3D-ster... Ooops...
OK! Let's belive in "goog".
I can NOT believe in "You could have lost your valuable files" - after research the problem, I find one small bug in installer UPGRADE procedure. There is default filesystem type for root filesystem of upgraded system - EXT3!!! And here is a two "dirty" flags: on filesystem self and on the journal for filesystem. On EXT2 in place of "dirty" flag of journal is some random information. Here is one bit only(!) -> 50% chance!
PS I don't known how I can to close this thread.