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



On 9/7/05, akonstam trinity edu <akonstam trinity edu> wrote:
> 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.

Hello,

 Thanks for reply and I just have the problem on openoffice.org
problem and resumed after I removed the packages.

Thanks...

Wong Kwok Hon


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