I originally installed F33. Years later I upgraded to F34, and then immediately to F36. Fedora ran fine for about a year. Now I upgraded from F36 to 37. Each time the upgrade was done via command line in terminal.
The commands I entered were:
sudo dnf upgrade --refresh
sudo dnf install dnf-plugin-system-upgrade
sudo dnf system-upgrade download --releasever=37
sudo dnf system-upgrade reboot
The plugin was unnecessary as it was already installed.
I am running Cinammon if that matters.
Also, after the F33->34->36 upgrade, the boot screen now has some lines that are gibberish. Lines of characters with accents and umlots. Some are repeated, but obviously these are not words.
After the F36->37 upgrade I get an error message during the boot process:
[Failed] Failed to start nvidia-pow…service. - nvidia powrd service
The boot process hangs in 3 different areas:
After the initial upgrade and sudo dnf system-upgrade reboot, the system hung on the line:
starting plymouth-quick-wai…until boot process finishes up…
So I manually rebooted and selected the F37 installation. It hung on the same line again.
So I manually rebooted and selected the F36 installation (from after I had done the sudo dnf install dnf-plugin-system-upgrade). I don’t recall the kernal but it is the same one as the F37 installed, something point 1.
This time it hung on the line following the previous one:
Started rpc-statd-notify.s…m - Notify Nfs peer of a restart.
So I manually rebooted and selected the F36 installed (from before I had done the sudo dnf install dnf-plugin-system-upgrade). I don’t recall the kernal but is the same as the F37 installed, except point 0.
It hung on the same line repc-statd etc.
I was dismayed to find that I could go back to my F36 install after the failed F37. Even when booting from either version of F36, watching the output it eventually says Welcome to F37!
Okay but we have one more resource to try. I booted into the Fedora rescue (which says it is F33). This time it was able to go one extra line beyond the previous:
[Time] Timed out waiting for device driver zram 0.device - /dev/zram0.
[Depend] Dependency failed for dev-…m - Compressed Swap on /dev/zram0.
[Depend] Dependecny failed for syst…e - Create swap on /dev/zram0.
As all previous installations have gone flawlessly and I have a giant HD. I did not backup anything. I didn’t set it up to block other accounts from accessing my data, so hopefully if I have to do a reinstall I am able to access the data first and put in on an external drive.
I have 32 GB ram. Watching the resource monitor, I have never seen it use more than 8GB for anything. From memory, I have between 1 - 1.5TB free space on the HD. The puter is ~7 years old. So I wouldn’t expect a hardware issue.
Any ideas on how to solve this zram0?
Also can I boot from a stick after downloading the iso:
Download Fedora Cinnamon Desktop
I’m thinking that I can rescue my data this way if I have to do a re install.