The Upgrade from fedora 27 to fedora 29 failed

asked 2018-12-17 14:12:58 -0500

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Using the command line method , the upgrade failed at the 2nd phase reboot.

Attempting to boot into the fedora 29 kernel gives a kernel panic.

Presently my system seems confused. Grub lists the 29 kernel that panics as well the prior kernels which now claim to be Fedora 29 , but run a 4.18 kernel.

The last time I tried to reload the OS from USB failed on my LENOVA machine.
I'm running a 32 bit OS on this machine for the same reason: the 64 bit install failed, BTW.

Should I remove the 4.19 kernels that panic?

At this point my suspicion is that the libraries are in synch with the 4.19 kernel, which downloads when I update the libraries, and not the 4.18 kernel I am running.

Any ideas on how I can get up to the 4.19 kernel level would be very welcome.


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I'd just reinstall clean F29 64bit -- it's fast, easy, and won't retain any errors and packages you don't need anymore.

You do have separate /home partition, don't you?

Make a backup copy of /etc and /root (you can do it from installation usb key), format you root partition, and don't format your home partition (just add it to new system without formatting). Some programs also store potentially valuable data in /var, it's good to think beforehand about information you need to keep.

You'll need to reinstall all the programs, but it's not hard.

Night Romantic gravatar imageNight Romantic ( 2018-12-18 03:07:59 -0500 )edit

If you /home is intact, most settings and 99% of the data (see remark about /var above) will be kept also.

Night Romantic gravatar imageNight Romantic ( 2018-12-18 03:08:56 -0500 )edit