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Fedora 18 update using Fedup

asked 2013-02-06 22:59:14 -0500

nom8d_d_novice gravatar image

updated 2013-06-03 06:58:05 -0500

Hi all,

I have lenovo G580 laptop, 4GB RAM, 500 GB with dual boot alongside Windows 7 pro.

My fedup upgrade acquisition is done and I have all the necessary files in the system-upgrade folder.

And I rebooted my system and given the system upgrade option to proceed.

My plymouth screen is flashing with some random percentage but the update is not happening. Even I left my system for one whole night but the plymouth is still under some 20%.

I searched around the net and i at last ended up in the bugzilla by Will Woods and Kamil Paral BugZilla_Link so i thought selinux is the culprit and disabled it by setting SELINUX=disabled in the selinux configuration under etc /etc/selinux/config.

But that did not solve the issue.

So I thought mounting the partitions is the problem. So i removed all the other partitions except the boot and the root mount. But still it did not resolve the issue.

I am sitting with my laptop for the last 3 days and I really cannot able to upgrade it to Fedora 18. And twice i even removed the root partition and went in to some chaos and at last remounted it after a big struggle. Also the .ICEauthority file access was removed twice which also took lot of time. I have tried all my possibilities to upgrade. I used an iso image to upgrade but then also the system upgrade is still gets hung with the plymouth screen.

Please provide me some tips/solutions. All answers are welcome. I would be really happy to upgrade to Fedora 18.

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answered 2013-06-03 07:01:17 -0500

Fedora 18 came out after what we could call a hectic development cycle.

The whole installer (anaconda) was rewritten, and fedup was introduced for the first time.

As such, it is unfortunately quite possible that it still had a lot of bugs, which are of course being fixed for Fedora 19.

I would recommend that you install Fedora 18 from scratch instead. It's not as quick as upgrading with Fedup, but (at least for Fedora 18) it would have a better chance of success.

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@nom8ddnovice, you better wait just a little bit for fedora19 or directly go for it if you are capable of fixing some glitches. You would save yourself another upgrade in the near future.

Aleksandar Kostadinov gravatar imageAleksandar Kostadinov ( 2013-06-03 09:57:08 -0500 )edit

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