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Old 19th November 2009, 10:48 AM
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Preupgrade to F12 fails

Hi All,

Going to try and post this from work (IE5.5 with very restrictive security policy)...

I tried a pre-upgrade last night and after downloading 7GB of stuff over night, (don't ask me why it was that much) I rebooted.

Everything looked okay until I got an error message that said that /mnt/sysimage/... (I can't remember exactly what the error message was, sorry) what did not have enough space and needed 19MB more to install the upgrades.

Now, this system quad boots between Fedora, XP, Vista and 7 with grub being the intial boot loader giving me the option of Fedora or the Windows bootloader.

What I don't understand is why the installer (anaconda?) is having a fit about space when I have 8GB RAM and the system partitions are >10GB in size.

Any help here would be appreciated. I'll try again tonight, but I'm leaning towards doing a fresh net install instead of an upgrade.

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Old 19th November 2009, 11:07 AM
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Old 19th November 2009, 09:29 PM
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Thanks jflesher. Looks like I'm not the only one to have this sort of problem...

I managed to get the system to give me grub, but the preupgrade still fails with a message that I need 3MB of space in /sys/mntimage/boot. So I'm going to fill /boot with rubbish and try again. The net install is still looking like the way to go though if this doesnt work...

Thanls for the help.

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