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I am upgrading my Fedora OS to the latest version 20 as the current one is nearing end of life. Fedora introduces a new upgrade method called FedUp that allows user to perform an upgrade over the network. I followed the instructions in there and everything went smoothly with no errors in the fedup log:

# fedup --network 20
setting up repos...
getting boot images...
.treeinfo.signed                                              | 2.0 kB  00:00:00
setting up update...
finding updates 100% [==========================================================]
verify local files 100% [=======================================================]
testing upgrade transaction
rpm transaction 100% [==========================================================]
rpm install 100% [==============================================================]
setting up system for upgrade
Finished. Reboot to start upgrade.
Packages without updates:

Upon reboot, I encountered three errors:

Failed to start Load Kernel Modules.
Failed to start IPv6 firewall with ip6tables.
Failed to start IPv4 firewall with iptables.

After logging in and upon further examination with lsmod, I notice that several modules are missing, preventing the network from working. The missing modules include:


It appears there are many missing modules, preventing me from completing the upgrade to the latest OS version.

Next I tried upgrading to version 19 by running the command fedup --network 19, but it seems to do an upgrade to the same version 20 instead. I also tried upgrading using the non-recommended way from DVD iso file and it generates warnings, advising me not to do so.

I am really fedup. What should I do now?

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+1 for that pun. excellent stuff. – strugee Dec 30 '13 at 11:01
"it seems to do an upgrade to the same version 20 instead." The downloaded files are stored in /var/tmp/system-upgrade and it won't download the F19 ones unless you delete the existing files. – Burhan Ali Jan 3 '14 at 23:19
The name "FedUp" does seem quite ironic ^^ – Martin von Wittich Jan 23 '14 at 23:34
up vote 1 down vote accepted

Use the latest fedup available for your distro. Check updates-testing for updates.

yum --enablerepo=updates-testing upgrade fedup

Don't try to jump over releases. Use standard distro kernel. Re-enable SELinux if you disabled it. Don't ignore fedup warnings.

I just upgraded two Fedora 19 systems to Fedora 20. One of them was upgraded from Fedora 18 in the past.

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Thanks for the suggestion. I did only sudo yum update fedup fedora-release as per instruction for network installation. As for the rest of your suggestions, I did tried upgrading from 18 to 19 but failed. The kernel is standard. SELinux is not disabled. There are no fedup warnings during the upgrade. I am not sure if having custom partition for /home and /var is a problem. I can't tell now since I have given up and performed a fresh installation long before your answer came. Anyway, I would accept yours as there is no way I can test it again. – Question Overflow Jan 24 '14 at 2:35

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