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How can I roll back from fedora 28 back to 25?

asked 2018-06-22 18:50:01 -0500

frankwood gravatar image

Installed fedora 25 dual boot with windows 10. I did the upgrades to fedora 28, and I think when I did that, it overwrote some critical files. Any way I can roll back or reinstall without destroying windows?

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I suggest you analyze and solve the problem at hand. You can't go back in time, and rolling back everything is not always the solution. You are speaking about destroying windows and critical files, did you mess with boot up, grub or what?

revolucion09 gravatar imagerevolucion09 ( 2018-06-22 19:04:21 -0500 )edit

I haven't done anything with bootfiles or grub, just have missing modules after upgrading. Namely python and dnf. Can't install with dnf.

frankwood gravatar imagefrankwood ( 2018-06-22 19:23:59 -0500 )edit

What do you mean that you cannot install with dnf?

abadrinath gravatar imageabadrinath ( 2018-06-22 22:41:26 -0500 )edit

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answered 2018-06-22 22:22:01 -0500

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You can do a fresh install of Fedora 25 while maintaining your home partition. In which partition where the critical files located? If they were in a non /home partition, you might be out of luck because those files are gone forever as far as I am aware.

However, if they were in /home, while you might not be able to get the files back per se, you can still go back to F25 via a reinstall.

Sorry for the bad news, but you will most likely not be able to regain those files unless they are present under a fresh install of F25.

Hope that helps.

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