F12 -> F13. Preupgrade Error

JD jd1008 at gmail.com
Sun Jul 11 16:46:19 UTC 2010

  On 07/11/2010 09:36 AM, Dave Cross wrote:
> 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.
> Dave...
I said 'suspect' - but am not sure.
If it is indeed looking for a network device driver,
and failing to find one, it bails out - then it is a coding error.

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