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RE: Fedora 3, 4 and 6 - Remote Upgrade Advice?



If you have access to some VMs (for testing), I would recommend using
kickstart over yum. This is mostly for the initrd issue mentioned below.

You make your installation media available over the network (http or nfs
etc), grab the kernel and initrd from the CD (usually
/isolinux/initrd.img and /isolinux/vmlinuz) then add a grub entry that
looks something like:
title FC kickstart
        root (hd0,0)
        kernel /vmlinuz ip=192.168.0.1 gateway=192.168.0.0
dns=192.168.0.0 netmask=255.255.255.0 ksdevice=eth0 hostname=something
ks=http://192.168.0.10/your_kickstart_file.ks keymap=uk
        initrd /initrd.img

and host a kickstart file that looks like:
url --url=http://192.168.0.10/FC9DVD/
network --device eth0 --bootproto static --ip 192.168.0.1 --netmask
255.255.255.0 --gateway 192.168.0.0 --nameserver 192.168.0.0 --hostname
something
upgrade

Then reboot =)

Check out the anaconda documentation but this method has worked like a
charm in the past.....

> -----Original Message-----
> From: fedora-list-bounces redhat com 
> [mailto:fedora-list-bounces redhat com] On Behalf Of Gabriel - IP Guys
> Sent: 02 April 2009 17:29
> To: Community assistance, encouragement,and advice for using Fedora.
> Subject: RE: Fedora 3, 4 and 6 - Remote Upgrade Advice?
> 
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: fedora-list-bounces redhat com [mailto:fedora-list-
> > bounces redhat com] On Behalf Of Mark Haney
> > Sent: 02 April 2009 15:21
> > To: Community assistance, encouragement,and advice for using Fedora.
> > Subject: Re: Fedora 3, 4 and 6 - Remote Upgrade Advice?
> > 
> > Gabriel - IP Guys wrote:
> > > Dear All,
> > >
> > > Thank you for reading my message. I have to upgrade three linux
> > boxes,
> > > that are FC3,4 and 6. Now, the problem that I have is that these
> > > machines have other services running on them, and I do not want to
> > break
> > > anything.
> > 
> > I'm not sure I would do 'yum upgrade'.  But, with the systems being
> > remote I don't know what other options there are on systems 
> that old.
> > I've got several systems I've upgraded (via media) from FC2 up to F9
> > without trouble.
> 
> I think the best thing for me to do, is to build an FC3 machine, and
> attempt to upgrade it - that may be the best option for me. At least I
> should get some results, and know that it can be done. I don't want to
> attempt a jump from FC3 to FC9, only to find that I really f'd up my
> systems. *excuse the language!* I think I'll have to remove mission
> critical stuff first, because I don't need the headache of restoring a
> system that I can't get to! But at least I know that I can 
> try to do an
> upgrade from FC3 to FC9 - and it should work, at least via media.
> 
> 
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