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Old 05-12-2012, 09:25 PM
Phil Dobbin
 
Default Upgrade F15->F16 Dell Inspiron 600m from DVD: no dialog box - Fresh Installation or Upgrade

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On 12/05/12 21:44, Max Pyziur wrote:

> Hoping to at least be on the trailing edge, I've started an
> upgrade process on my Dell Laptop Inspiron 600m.
>
> It is currently running F15, and I'd like to upgrade to F16.
>
> However, after going through the usual preliminaries (select time,
> keyboard, language), then Basic Storage devices, hostname, root
> password, I'm given a choice to: Use All Space Replace Existing
> Linux Shrink Current System Use Free Space Create Custom Layout
>
> Each one of these indicates that "this option will remove date from
> the selected devices. Make sure you have backups"
>
> What happened to "Upgrade an existing system" as seen on this
> Fedora 16 documentation page:
> http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/Fedora/16/html/Installation_Guide/sn-upgrading-system-x86.html
>
>
>
> Plus all of the other choices: "Use LVM" (I assume that I don't
> need this for a basic laptop) "Encrypt system" (suggestions?)
> "Review and modify partitioning layout" (definitely, before
> everything gets possibly wiped)
>
> And I have done a full data backup.


I personally upgraded from 15 -> 16 using preupgrade & it worked
flawlessly apart from it hung for about twenty minutes at the
selinux-policy stage but it eventually carried on & in the end I had a
F16 system with everything working fine.

Cheers,

Phil...

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currently (ab)using
Debian Squeeze, Fedora Verne, OS X Snow Leopard, Ubuntu Oneiric


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