Pre-upgrade to F13Beta can't find my root filesystem

Kevin J. Cummings cummings at
Tue May 4 20:34:42 UTC 2010

On 05/04/2010 02:06 PM, James Laska wrote:
> If you are attempting to upgrade from Fedora 10 (which is end of life),
> you'll likely want to use a Fedora 13 boot.iso or DVD.  The latest
> preupgrade packages are not available for EOL'd versions of Fedora.
> It's possible you could take the latest preupgrade code [1], and rebuild
> and run it on your Fedora 10 system.  But your mileage will vary.

Yes, yes, yes.  It has already downloaded the necessary F13 packages,
and the installer can't find my root partition to mount.  I was hoping
someone could tell me *what* it was looking for that it couldn't find,
and what I could do to help it find it....  All it needs to do is mount
the necessary partitions and then start the installations.  Somewhere
there is a script or program that would logically be the next step(s), I
was hoping someone could point them out to me....

I suppose I could just mount them by hand at that point, and to the RPM
updates by hand....  I was hoping for a more automated process that
would work.

> Thanks,
> James
> [1]

Kevin J. Cummings
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