Alan Evans wrote: > Hello, helpful, friendly types. > > I have an old laptop that, for whatever reason, I can't install F10 on > directly. I can't remember what the problem was, exactly, but the > installer pukes or freezes or somesuch. So the machine has languished > on a shelf for several months. > > Anyway, I decided to give it another go this weekend. My strategy was > to install and update F9 then immediately upgrade to F10 over the > network. So I booted my old F9 boot disk and installed F9 by FTP. > > Then I did a yum update and was surprised that only 5 packages would > be updated. Only then did I recall the oldkey/newkey madness. I went > ahead with the mini-update, that proceeded all the way to the end -- > download, update, and cleanup, then failed with a long, cryptic > backtrace. That's odd, I thought, but it seemed to accomplish the > update, so I rebooted the machine and attempted the final update. > > No joy. Now all yum does is spend all night failing with "Bad > checksum" on URL after URL trying to retrieve "updates-newkey" until I > either kill it or it eventually (after a very long time) bails out > with another backtrace. What I seem to have now is a perfectly running > F9 system that can't be updated nor new packages installed. I've tried > "yum clean all" which didn't help, and now I'm at the end of what I > know how to do with any confidence. > > What can be done? > First, download ftp://ftp.uci.edu/mirrors/fedora/linux/updates/9/i386.newkey/fedora-release-9-5.transition.noarch.rpm and install it. Then download preupgrade, and use it to upgrade to Fedora 10. If I have not forgotten anything, that should do it. Mikkel -- Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!
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