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marie@dk
28th February 2013, 08:45 AM
Many people are facing these errors while trying to install Fedora 18:

Failed to save storage configuration
Error checking storage configuration

The fix is to download and install Fedora 17 first, and then upgrade to Fedora 18 like this:

# yum update yum
# yum clean all
# rpm –import https://fedoraproject.org/static/DE7F38BD.txt
# yum –releasever=18 –disableplugin=presto distro-sync

After upgrading, you may experience a black screen with a spinning cursor. This is due to a bug with the polkit package: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=841451

To fix it press [ctrl]+[alt]+[F2] to get into text mode. Then reinstall polkit and then reboot:

# yum reinstall polkit
# reboot

Hope this helps someone....

P.S. The above was experienced with kernel 3.7.9-205.fc18.i686.

Smit-Tay
28th February 2013, 09:01 AM
The method you have provided is not the recommended upgrade method.

I used FedUp - the new, *recommended* method of upgrading online - with no issues at all.

marie@dk
28th February 2013, 12:33 PM
The method you have provided is not the recommended upgrade method.

I used FedUp - the new, *recommended* method of upgrading online - with no issues at all.

Maybe I should have used FedUp. But I don't see how that would have helped me, since the first error was with anakonda installer, and the second was due to a bug in polkit.

Smit-Tay
28th February 2013, 02:53 PM
The only reason that I commented was that your "fix" is NOT the recommended practice.