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Re: upgrading from FC6 to Fedora 7 problems



Tim wrote:
On Thu, 2007-07-12 at 18:43 -0400, Jim Cornette wrote:
why are upgrades not possible with the installer while booted into a
working system?

You couldn't do that as an in-place update/replacement, because you'd be
replacing the ladder that you're standing on.  It should be possible,
however, as a secondary installation to another location.

There is an additional complexity from fc6 -> f7: the way disks are accessed in the newer is via /dev/sdX whereas the old would be /dev/hdX for parallel IDE disks. I imagine that the kernel in the installer also provides a good check as to whether the machine can actually boot such a kernel. There is good information available eg:
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/DistributionUpgrades
and YumUpgradeFaq


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