F12 -> F13. Preupgrade Error

Norman Gaywood ngaywood at une.edu.au
Mon Jul 12 02:31:29 UTC 2010

On 12 July 2010 02:03, Dave Cross <davorg at gmail.com> 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."

I had this a few hours ago. With me it was a problem with the
/etc/grub.conf entry created for the upgrade. There was a space
missing after the '..cfg' in the kernel line.

I booted my old kernel, inserted the space in /etc/grub.conf and
rebooted into the upgrade to Goddard. The upgrade then worked without
me doing anything else.

Norman Gaywood, Computer Systems Officer
University of New England, Armidale,
NSW 2351, Australia

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