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  1. #1
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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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    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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    Still no solution to this.
    Perhaps related to
    https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=504991

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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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    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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    Re: Preupgrade - the root for the previously installed system was not found

    I dont understand how but it worked! Thank you so much!
    Aventuras con Fedora: Fedorama

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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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