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

Timothy Murphy wrote:
> 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 is 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.
You can edit thing at the Grub menu, before you boot an operating
system. Hit a key to get the menu if it is not displayed, highlite
the menu entry, and hit e to edit...


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