I tried to upgrade F16 to F17 with preupgrade, but now I have the following problem:
When I boot my laptop, I see only "Upgrade to Fedora 17 (Beefy Miracle) in the GRUB 1.99 menu.
When I select this option, I get:
error: file not found
error: you need to load the kernel first
When I edit the grub commands, I see:
linux /upgrade/vmlinuz preupgrade repo=....
To investigate the issue, I booted the laptop from a live Fedora USB flash drive. It appeared that there is no /upgrade directory in by boot partition.
However, there is a grub/menu.lst file, which contains three F16 kernel menu entries.
But these are not shown during boot.
I see two possible ways:
1. Somehow put the /upgrade/vmlinuz and /upgrade/initrd.img in the boot partition
2. Make grub 1.99 using the grub/menu.lst file with the FC16 kernels
Have you any idea on how to boot the F17 upgrade kernel, or one of the previous F16 kernels?
---------- Post added at 08:27 AM ---------- Previous post was at 12:44 AM ----------
I solved the issue by using these excellent instructions with a few modifications:
I mounted first my root (lvm) partition on /mnt
Next I mounted my boot partition on /mnt/boot
Furthermore I basically followed the instructions.
When rebooting, I had to edit the grub command to add: selinux=0
Furthermore I see three times:
file not found...
before the booting proceeds