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Fedora 22 to 23 upgrade crashes

asked 2016-06-06 21:30:35 -0500

Herb gravatar image

I have been successfully using Fedora 22. I decided that I should upgrade to 23. I used dnf to perform the upgrade. All seemed to check out until I tried to login. Login was successful, except the Gnome system flashed several times & the "something is wrong try to login again" screen came up. One time, a message that Gnome was having a problem flashed, but I have not seen it since. I tried the Fedora 22 option, but it did the same thing (23 seems to have overwritten something for 22). I have the Fedora 22 workstation mode, but I noticed that the Fedora 23 says it is the server mode. I downloaded the Fedora 23 iso & wrote it to a dvd, but cannot access it. I have an AMD 64 Athlon X2 system. The Linux system is on the second disc & is the main boot, with Windows XP as the alternative (from where I am writing this question). I seem to be stuck & Hope somebody can help.

Thanks - Herb

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answered 2016-06-08 09:43:52 -0500

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updated 2016-06-09 13:26:32 -0500

if you are in F23

dnf distro-sync --refresh

how you update it ? did you use ?

logged where ? what DE ? did you try log with a new user ( with $HOME cleaned) ?

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As noted above, I used: dnf upgrade --releasever=23 , from version 22. It appeared to work properly until I logged in & it could not initialize the interface. I used the man pages in Fedora21 to learn about dnf. I will review the site you provided. Thanks.

Herb gravatar imageHerb ( 2016-06-08 21:11:07 -0500 )edit

@Herb: the command you are naming here is not to upgrade from one release to another. please check out the link that Sergio posted here and follow the 5 steps.

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2016-06-09 15:35:18 -0500 )edit

answered 2016-06-08 12:33:44 -0500

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check if there is any alternative kernel installed. Boot into it and then do the upgrade again. be sure to update your system before you do the upgrade. Be sure to read and follow the dnf upgrade steps correctly. read the complete literature on dnf upgrade first before you start.

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I tried the alternative kernals, all to the same effect. I have found my original Fedora20 installation disk &, if I do not learn a better solution, I will use it to try to recover. I used dnf from 21 to 22 without any hiccups. I used: dnf upgrade --releasever=23 . It downloaded, did the check without error, installed, & glitched.

Herb gravatar imageHerb ( 2016-06-08 21:05:53 -0500 )edit

The way to use dnf for a release ugrade is described here:

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2016-06-09 15:36:03 -0500 )edit

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