Issues in upgrade fc16->fc18

Bill Davidsen davidsen at
Thu Mar 21 16:19:34 UTC 2013

I initially hoped to upgrade to fc17 using preupgrade, then to fc18 using fedup, 
but preupgrade failed after spending hours downloading, the actual install run 
for about a hour and went out with an error. Since the package is obsolete, I 
decided not to chase the problem, but to just do a full install using the fc16 
boot, root, and swap.

Existing partitions:
partition    use
1            XP
2            Other bootable software
3            LUKS swap, shared between fc14 and fc16
4            extended
5            fc14 boot
6            fc14 root
7            fc16 boot
8            LUKS fc16 root
9            Linux /home
10           Linux /mnt/appdata

I wanted to install fc18 using 3, 7, and 8, since ability to boot fc14 is still 

When I selected manual configuration and clicked the swap[3], it asked for the 
password and accepted the selection for fc18 swap.

When I selected the fc16 boot[6] as /boot, it accepted that for fc18.

When I selected the fc16 root[8] it promptly set up an fc16 section and put that 
partition in a root. After that nothing I tried would move it to the fc18 
configuration. It offered to delete the partition, but the concept of doing what 
I selected and reusing it seems not possible, or not documented.

Any way to go back to the old installer, which was simple, intuitive and functional?

Bill Davidsen <davidsen at>
   We are not out of the woods yet, but we know the direction and have
taken the first step. The steps are many, but finite in number, and if
we persevere we will reach our destination.  -me, 2010

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