[Mageia-dev] ANN: Upgrading from Mageia 2 via urpmi

Mika Laitio lamikr at pilppa.org
Sun Dec 16 18:00:14 CET 2012

On 12/16/2012 01:55 PM, Thierry Vignaud wrote:
> On 16 December 2012 12:38, Mika Laitio <lamikr at pilppa.org> wrote:
>> Install started fine and offered that I have about 2200 rpm's to update.
>> During the install some package seemed to hang (I don't remember anymore
>> which one) and I canceled install with ctrl-c and saw message about
>> error in postinst section.
>> I run urpmi.update again and then "urpmi auto-select" and somehow
>> ended up to situation where all my network interfaces are down
> maybe b/c kernel-firmware was upgraded first and your network card needs
> a firmware that is not compatible between different kernels
>> and about 900 rpm's fail to install as some of their dependencies are
>> missing.
>> I tried to download and copy the missing rpm's with another computer to
>> usb stick, but usb fails to mount... (I can not see /dev/sdb, etc...
>> only /dev/sda which is my harddisk)
> Strange... Probably related to your network issue.
> You could run "modprobe usb_storage" (you may also have to load the USB
> controller modules (see output of "lspcidrake -v"))

Yes, this indeed helped. modprobe usb_serial and then /dev/sdb* showed
up and I was able to mount manually. May be related to fact that udev
failed to start.

> Didn't you reboot to a new kernel which you aborted the installation?
> What if you boot to an older kernel (eg mga2 one)?

Forget to say that I can get to console only from the "mageia 3 safe
mode" grup option which goes directly to console.

With normal mageia 3 or older mageia 2 kernel options I will eventually
reach the login screen, but login itself always fails with all desktop
envs I have and resets itself back to login screen again. (kde4, gnome,
lxde, openbox, icewm)

Now that I can mount the usb stick and manually copy the missing rpm's
to harddrive, can I install these 900 rpm packages from this mga3 safe
mode login, or should I create a new "Mageia 3 upgrade preparation safe
mode" option to grup which has this rd.convertfs boot option and boot
there for upgrading the rest of the rpm's from mga2 version to mga3?


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