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I upgraded from 22 to 23 with fedup and after updating, cleaning, and rebooting, all I get is the terminal. My older versions, including my rescue, won't boot. Any ideas?

  • Fedora is famous for upgrading badly. The most common way to deal with upgrades of distros is to keep the /home (and /etc and /var on servers) on different partitions from the rest of the system. If you can copy /home to a different partition you can always do a fresh install on one partition and mount /home from another partition. – grochmal Jun 6 '16 at 0:57
  • The title says "won't boot" but the body says "gets [to] the terminal". Does terminal mean bios, grub, or tty1? Maybe you mean it doesn't boot to a graphical login? – Jeff Schaller Jun 6 '16 at 0:59
  • Won't boot to a graphical login. Tty1 is what comes up. – Cynthia Peterson Jun 6 '16 at 1:03
  • Anyway to recover with the access I have or do I have to do a full install from a live cd? – Cynthia Peterson Jun 6 '16 at 1:08
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    If it's bringing up the terminal, it's booting. – DopeGhoti Jun 6 '16 at 1:18
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The fedup is obsoleted since Fedora 22, the DNF system upgrade should be used to update from Fedora 22 to Fedora 23.

  • @CynthiaPeterson lets find out in comments to the question if you could recover without full reinstall – Serge Jun 6 '16 at 1:42
  • Thank you serge! I will remember to not use fedup. I got the desktop to finally work after reinstalling kde – Cynthia Peterson Jun 6 '16 at 2:41
  • However, the fedup command remains and will redirect to DNF system upgrade; there's no harm in doing it. – mattdm Jun 6 '16 at 9:08
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You need to install the dnfplugin system upgrade package, From the terminal type the following command :

sudo dnf install dnf-plugin-system-upgrade --enablerepo=updates-testing

then download the updated packages:

sudo dnf system-upgrade download --releasever=23 --allowerasing

The --allowerasing will erase packages which dependencies cannot be satisfied.

As montionned by @Serge fedup is depricated , you should use dnf system-upgrade command to upgrade your OS:

sudo dnf system-upgrade reboot

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