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Re: WARNING:DO NOT UPGRADE TO CORE 4



M.Lewis wrote:

> I installed FC4 last night. Tonight I was doing yum upgrades. I didn't
> touch a thing. I just gave the command yum -y upgrade. Everything
> started downloading fine. 279 packages I think it was. Sound works, just
> plug in the speakers, no fiddling with anything.
> 
> I decided to reinstall though as the partitioning wasn't what I wanted.
> Not FC4's fault, it was mine. I should have paid more attention during
> the partitioning last night.
> 
> Other than the reinstall due to my lack of attention, I was quite
> pleased with what I saw. NO PROBLEMS.
> 
> Perhaps one of the key issues here backup your data, DO A CLEAN INSTALL.

You seem to me to be somewhat lacking in imagination.
"I have never had a crash in my car. KEEP YOUR CAR CLEAN."

Consider the possibility that an installation might not work on machine X,
but an upgrade might.

Also consider the possibility that it might make more sense
to keep /home on a separate partition, and leave this alone even if
installing.

> I've been on these lists since ver 5.2 I believe it was. There are
> several others who have been here perhaps longer than me. I have NEVER
> done an UPGRADE. Always a clean install. I simply do not have the issues
>   that I see people complaining about here.

Consider the possibility that this is 
because you are using a different computer.

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