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Re: Yum issues..

> Message: 5
> Date: Fri, 03 Apr 2009 20:07:52 -0700
> From: Craig White <craigwhite azapple com>
> Subject: Re: Yum issues..
> To: "Community assistance, encouragement,	and advice for using
> Fedora." <fedora-list redhat com>
> Message-ID: <1238814472 28700 13 camel lin-workstation azapple com>
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>> As mentioned above, I can no longer read my DVD drive or USB's,
>> only HD is available.
> ----
> Fedora 10 has live-cd and full DVD, either of which can be used to
> install Fedora 10 or update to Fedora 10.

 I ordered a DVD from linuxcentral for update to fc10. I think it
should boot okay. I use Xunbuntu as VM and the drive does respond.

> If you cannot boot a CD or DVD and if you cannot boot from USB
> port (i.e. like a USB thumb drive or USB hard disk drive), your
> options are very few.

Not to mention the hoops to jump through.

> Using yum to upgrade from Fedora 5 to Fedora 9 or Fedora 10 might
> have been possible while you had interim releases available in
> repositories (i.e. Fedora 6, 7, 8) but I think they have all been
> removed.

I have a core5 DVD here I used in the beginning. Doesn't read with
Gui up but might at start.

> Just in case you feel you want to try to pull it off (and I
> seriously don't know how you are going to do that), you will
> definitely want to read this information really carefully...
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/YumUpgradeFaq

Could 'do that' with more options if Yum was working...or the DVD.

Does 'dbus' messages at start have anything to do with the DVD?

Found this enticing command-
#Yum erase dbus.i386

> There is a major gotcha at Fedora 7 where the ata subsystem is
> replaced by scsi so your drives change from /dev/hda to /dev/sda,
> etc. which affects booting (grub) and fstab and it's clearly a fail
> point.

Im sure we could avoid it.

I can get to grub but I know no commands there, and can also get to

You would also have to find some mirror somewhere that
> didn't purge the old versions of Fedora 6/7/8 so you could interim
> step each upgrade.

I found..then lost a mirror site but did/have not found a download
depository yet for fc8 or the others. They may well not exist. Will
look again and keep you updated on this.

> Now I'm somewhat unclear what you're asking about getting the
> system and services back in place...do you mean trying to make
> Fedora 5 work again?

System hangs vicariously on boot. I posted the outputs earlier for
named and messagebus but they were under a different subject line.
We fixed NFS when you sent me to LDAP, I turned it off but won't
find out about it till after I shut down today.

Does dbus_messagebus have anything at all to do with the way Yum
works or two separate issues.

> I wouldn't know what's broken other than some tinkering
> with /etc/yum.repos.d files

This is what I would like to do; delete all those in repos.d and
start over fresh. enter the baseurl's for the versioning,
incremental steps, if they exist. Please advise.

> Craig

If tinkering with repos.d is of no use, I won't ask for the
impossible. Mailman will be by next week...

Appreciate your help,


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