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Re: Preupgrade F-8 to F-10: a short saga



Mikkel L. Ellertson wrote:

>> I ran preupgrade-cli on my F-8 machine, choosing F-10 to upgrade to.
>> This worked fine, finding some 800 packages to update.
>> But when it ended and I re-booted,
>> the upgrade system failed at the graphics stage.
>> 
>> After various failed attempts, I got the new system to install
>> by using Knoppix to change
>>  the level 5 setting in /etc/inittab to 3 (text mode).
>> by appending "xdriver=vesa" to the kernel line.
> 
> You can edit the Grub entry for one boot and boot into run level 3
> with out having to go this route. This has been covered here may
> times, and if covered in the Grub info page. Look for "Editing a
> menu entry".

Well, I had to use Knoppix or something like it
to get into the machine at all,
so I am not sure editing the grub entry would have been any easier.
Preupgrade, incidentally, removed all grub entries
except its own and Windows XP;
it almost seems prejudiced against Linux.




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