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Re: Fedora 8 to Fedora 9 migration



Adil Drissi wrote:
> How can I upgrade my fedora 8 to fedora 9?

There are several methods: preupgrade, upgrades using the installer (either
from the DVD or from the HDD or through the network), "live upgrades" (i.e.
yum upgrade on a running system - those are not officially supported, but
tend to work, see: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/YumUpgradeFaq ). It is
also possible to just reinstall (using either the installer DVD or a live
CD), but be warned that this WILL delete all your system-wide configuration
and MAY also delete your home directories (in fact it WILL delete them if
you do not have a separate /home partition (resp. /root for root's home),
and even if you do have one, you have to be careful not to select it for
formatting). Note that live CDs may not be used to upgrade, only to
reinstall.

But are you sure you don't want to go straight to Fedora 10? Fedora 9 also
has only 6 months of lifetime left. It's generally a good idea to always
use the newest version if possible, so upgrading to the previous version is
usually a bad idea.

        Kevin Kofler


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