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Re: Is there clear steps to perform a upgrade from Fedora core 3 to 4 ?



On Tue, Sep 06, 2005 at 10:46:55PM -0400, Claude Jones wrote:
> On Tue September 6 2005 9:04 am, Wong Kwok-hon wrote:
> > Hello!
> >
> > I saw there is two articles about upgrade the Fedora Core 3 to 4.
> >
> > Would is has any clear steps to follows because I already have lots of
> > file in FC3.
> >
> 
> Well, Wong, no one has responded so I'll make a couple of suggestions. It's 
> generally a trouble-free upgrade. BUT, a number of people did have problems 
> during the last round. I've upgraded several machines and with one 
> installation, things got so strange, I just gave up and did a fresh install. 
> I can't provide details now, because that was some time ago, but at the time, 
> there were a number of people reporting problems. Since the box in question 
> was in the category of a test machine, and didn't have any critical files on 
> it, I just backed up my home directory and /etc and wiped it clean. Two other 
> machines upgraded without issue. So, if your system is critical, I would 
> suggest you either make an image of the drive, or back up all critical data - 
> I prefer making a drive image personally, because I can just restore exactly 
> where I was before the upgrade - your call.
> 
> Insert the FC4 disk, reboot, and it will offer you the option of upgrading. 
> That's all there is to it - it generally just works. Keep one thing in mind, 
> any new non FC3 capabilities included in FC4 will not be installed with an 
> upgrade - the upgrade detects your system configuration, and updates it - 
> that's it. You'll then have to research the new capabilities in FC4 and 
> decide which ones you want, and install them yourself. 
> 
> You might want to take a look at the list archives around the time that FC4 
> was released and read up on some of the issues people had, and see if 
> anything there looks like it might pertain to your configuration. 
> -- 
I did this recently. The only real problem I had (and this is
probably hardware related) was the machine would not boot if
connected to the internet. This problem went away after the first 
yum update.
-- 
This fortune is false.


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