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fc16 to fc17 in esx 3.5

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http://forums.fedoraforum.org – Before I go ahead, this fedora core 16 is running quite happily under vmware esx 3.5 # uname -ia Linux hostname 3.6.6-1.fc16.x86_64 #1 SMP Mon Nov 5 16:56:43 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux ok, my first major upgrade and I chose the preupgrade path (i also tried preupgrade-cli). The system downloads the version 17 and then I reboot the server to "upgrade to version 17" (after grub loads). Then another 20 minutes when it updates 1466 packages. I "think", I come very close to the end of installation where the whole system hangs/freezes (some times at 'NFS', sometime (HowTos)