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failed fedora upgrade 23 to 25)

asked 2018-07-07 21:31:55 -0500

I'm trying to upgrade from v 23 to v25. I followed these steps:

  • dnf -y update
  • shutdown -r now
  • dnf -y install fedup
  • fedup -y --network 25 --nogpgcheck --allowerasing
  • dnf system-upgrade reboot

The fedup command successfully downloaded some 2700 packages for the install The system restarted immediately running dnf after it ran for a while, I looked and the upgrade was hung on step 877/2700 - removing plymouth script. I let it run for hours then rebooted the system.
Now it will only boot to the emergency boot and not FC25 boot option exists yet.

Can I restart the failed upgrade from the emergency boot shell?

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answered 2018-07-08 01:43:17 -0500

genodeftest gravatar image

updated 2018-07-08 02:14:12 -0500

Fedora 23 and 25 are way out of support for a long time. I recommend you do a fresh installation of Fedora.

If you are not willing to do regular updates at all, please use a slower moving linux distribution such as debian or RHEL/CentOS. Fedora is designed to get a distribution update each 6 monts, not after 2 years.

The --nogpgcheck option is dangerous. Do not use it unless you really know what you're doing. Adding it to fedup lets me assume you don't.

If you really want to do the Fedora 23 → 25 system update, have you looked at Common F23 bugs (especially this section), Common F24 bugs and Common F25 bugs?

I highly doubt it makes any sense to rescue your old installation. My advice: make a backup (preferably several of them), wipe the disk and reinstall a recent version of Fedora. Then get back your data from the backups and maybe some configuration stuff from /etc.

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You can get a up-vote if you fix the url addresses.

villykruse gravatar imagevillykruse ( 2018-07-08 02:01:16 -0500 )edit

Thanks for the hint^^

genodeftest gravatar imagegenodeftest ( 2018-07-08 02:14:22 -0500 )edit

Not really an answer. More like advice on how not to get here in the future.

uSlackr gravatar imageuSlackr ( 2018-07-08 18:27:45 -0500 )edit

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