[qubes-users] Impossible to upgrade Fedora template from 32 to 34

Hi all,

I’ve been having a hard time upgrading my Fedora template from 32 to 34. I know it’s a bit late for that, but actually thought I had managed a first time, turned out I was still using 32. Anyway here’s what I’ve been attempting:

1: Deciding initially to go for the advanced user method and followed each step very precisely. On several occasions, the VM template ugrade completes. But when restarting the template afterwards, fedora 34 hangs and I get the qxerec error, here:

domain dead
cannot connect to qrexec agent: No such file or directory

As well as this other error from the logs:

Icon size: 128x128
Icon size: 128x128
domain dead
Failed to connect to gui-agent

2: I decided to settle for the recommended install method for beginners. Failure here as well getting the message:

Cannot mkdir, no space left.

I’m surprised by this since running the lvs head shows there should be enough free space left to my understanding:

PoolOO 16% (data) 13% (meta)

I also deleted the default 32 fedora template that came along with my fresh install, only to use a copy of these that incorporates all the programs I need. Don’t know if this can pause a problem.

Any help or suggestion welcome !

“Help me Obi Wan KenoQubes, you’re my only hope”

Another thing, I did try increasing memory as per the Troubleshooting doc on this template ; but this didn’t solve anything in my case :confused:

Are you moving directly from 32 to 34? It sounds like it.
I think you should upgrade from 32 to 33, confirm that is working,
and then run the upgrade to 34. Dont forget to upgrade the Qubes
repositories at the same time.

It would be helpful if you could post any error messages you see in the
actual upgrade process.

The recommended install method for beginners would be to install a
fedora-34 template, and that isn't available yet. Can you explain what
you meant by this?

Using a custom template may cause a problem, but you should see in the
logs whether you have installed all the necessary Qubes components.