F12 -> F13. Preupgrade Error

Dave Cross davorg at gmail.com
Sun Jul 11 16:36:26 UTC 2010

On 11 July 2010 16:50, JD <jd1008 at gmail.com> wrote:
>  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.
> At the time you got this problem, were you fully connected to the network?
> Probably not - right?

I doubt it. I guess it had rebooted into anaconda's minimal Linux
version which probably doesn't have networking support.

> 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.

But I don't understand why it would need a network connection. It's
already downloaded all of the data that it needs.


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