Upgrade Fedora 15 to Fedora 16 with Preupgrade – Screenshots - Comment Page: 1

This is guide, howto upgrade Fedora 15 to Fedora 16 with Preupgrade. Preupgrade download needed packages from the server, set up everything ready and then reboot to Anaconda installer and after package installation it boots to the new system. It’s important backup your important files before upgrading. If the aim is to update older versions of Fedora to Fedora 16, then each version have to be upgraded step by step: Upgrade Fedora 12 to Fedora 13 with Preupgrade >> Upgrade Fedora 13 to Fedora 14 with Preupgrade >> Upgrade Fedora 14 to Fedora 15 with Preupgrade >> From Fedora 12 to Fedora 13 guide describe Preupgrade command line method. This guide works also with from Fedora 13 to...

5 comments on “Upgrade Fedora 15 to Fedora 16 with Preupgrade – Screenshots - Comment Page: 1

    1. While upgrading to Fedora 16 from Fedora 13 using “preupgrade”, i did not get the screen “Fedora 16 staring with Grub 2”.
      I get the screen to re-boot the system.

      Upon re-boot, the OS is still at Fedora 13.

      Note: My system is a multiboot system, wherein i have both Windows and Fedora installed.

      Request you to help me here.

      Thank you so much.

    2. Additional details for the above issue.

      1) During preupgrade, i get screens till 1.8 as observed above.
      2) Then i get a screen “Ready to begin upgrade ….Reboot Now”
      3) When i click on “Reboot Now”, post reboot, it is still Fedora 13.

      Also following is observed in the terminal, where i issued the “preupgrade” command.
      The following lines are the last few lines when i get a “Reboot Now” screen.


      File “/usr/share/preupgrade/preupgrade-gtk.py”, line 259, in _do_main
      File “/usr/share/preupgrade/preupgrade-gtk.py”, line 473, in main_preupgrade
      stage2file = self.pu.retrieve_non_critical_files()
      File “/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/preupgrade/__init__.py”, line 560, in retrieve_non_critical_files
      self._retrieve_file(self.mainimage, targetdir, reserve_space=extra_space)
      File “/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/preupgrade/__init__.py”, line 440, in _retrieve_file
      tmp = self.instgrab.urlopen(fileinfo)
      File “/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/urlgrabber/mirror.py”, line 413, in urlopen
      return self._mirror_try(func, url, kw)
      File “/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/urlgrabber/mirror.py”, line 386, in _mirror_try
      mirrorchoice = self._get_mirror(gr)
      File “/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/urlgrabber/mirror.py”, line 283, in _get_mirror
      raise URLGrabError(256, _(‘No more mirrors to try.’))
      urlgrabber.grabber.URLGrabError: [Errno 256] No more mirrors to try.

      • Hi Rashmi,

        Have to say that I have not any idea is it even possible to upgrade from Fedora 13 directly to Fedora 16, maybe not. I have tested this only with Fedora 15 and have earlier guides (F12 to F13, F13 to F14, F14 to F15) and I recommend at the begin of this guide to upgrade step by step. First Fedora 14, then Fedora 15 and then Fedora 16.

        • Thank you for your suggestion.

          Y’day i tried to upgrade from Fedora 13 to 14 using the following steps:
          # yum update

          The above starts update of Fedora 13 packages. But while updating perl it hangs.
          The download status remains at 0%.

          I did a force exit and returened to the command prompt.

          Could you please help me here?

          Thank you for all your support.

          • Hi Rashmi,

            You can’t use yum update command to upgrade your system from Fedora 13 to Fedora 14 or you have to change your repos, but it’s not recommend way…


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