F12 -> F13. Preupgrade Error

JD jd1008 at gmail.com
Sun Jul 11 15:50:30 UTC 2010

  On 07/11/2010 09:03 AM, Dave Cross wrote:
> I'm trying to use preupgrade to upgrade my Dell Studio XPS from Fedora
> 12 to Fedora 13.
> It got through the bit where it downloads all of the required data
> from the internet and prompts me to reboot the PC.
> I reboot the PC and select "upgrade to Goddard" from the grub menu.
> After a while, I then get the message:
> "Unable to find any device of the type needed for this installation
> type. Would you like to manually select your driver or use a driver
> disk."
> There's an option to choose a driver from a list. But the list as huge
> and seems to contain entries for all sorts of drivers - network cards,
> storage devices, probably others - I don't know what I should be
> choosing.
> Can anyone suggest what might be going wrong here? And what I can do 
> to fix it.
> Thanks,
> Dave...

At the time you got this problem, were you fully connected to the network?
Probably not - right?
If so, I suspect it is looking for the driver to use for the network 
instead of
probing for the device by itself and selecting the right driver.

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