Hi everyone !
So, after some good time with Fedora 15 Xfce x86_64, I decided to try to upgrade to the newer 16 release in order to get a little more up to date with respect to kernel and other stuff. Since I didn't have a CD-R or DVD-R at hand and didn't feel like reinstalling everything, I decided to give preupgrade a try for the first time. And after a rocky start, everything finally looked good : all packages were downloaded, reboot, and installation of packages started properly.
But then anaconda failed to install the newer "qt-examples" package and to revert the previous installation of F15. So now, I apparently have something inbetween Fedora 15 and Fedora 16, which doesn't work. I cannot boot into my old fedora installation (tons of errors on boot, including udev failing to start, then a freeze), and I cannot complete installation of F16 either since it keeps failing at the "qt-examples" step each time.
Any tips on how to fix this ? I think of either uninstalling qt-examples or running anaconda from the command line in some kind of "force" mode that would allow me to skip failed packages, completing F16 installation, and then looking at this problem in more details, but for that I guess I would need to successfully boot in CLI mode on either installation.
PS : I have a backup of my /home, but I would like to recover the rest if possible
---------- Post added at 06:39 PM ---------- Previous post was at 09:41 AM ----------
Alright, now I have found out how to chroot in the system, remove the old qt-examples, finish anaconda installation and reboot.
New issue : lots of error messages during boot, udev still fails to start, gdm shows up but I cannot log in graphically since every input device on my computer refuses to work.
I suspect that this is due to fc15 packages not being properly removed. I am now going to examine this possibility.
---------- Post added at 08:54 PM ---------- Previous post was at 06:39 PM ----------
Well, now I've lost network connectivity. Considering how vital it is for Linux tinkering, I guess it is time to give up...