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Re: A few missing items on your FAQ about using Yum to jump from FC6 to FC8

Matt Hillier wrote:
You may have mentioned these someplace in the FAQ for using Yum to upgrade from FC6 to FC8, but I haven't found them after a few times through your WIKI. I had to do the following in addition to the instructions posted on the site:

Things to do before you Yum upgrade from FC6 to FC8:
1.  Turn off  'yum-updatesd'  .
2. Disable selinux by setting /etc/selinux/config to 'disabled' and then reboot system.
3.  Locate a FC7 install disk for the next step after you upgrade.

Things to do after you Yum upgrade from FC6 to FC8:
1. Boot the system using the FC7 install disk and select the 'rescue' option. 2. Chroot /mnt/sysimage and fix the /boot/grub/device.map file for the device name change (ie. hda -> sda). 3. Make sure your disk labels are valid in /etc/fstab using 'e2label' on each /dev/sdX device and correct as required in the fstab by setting an absolute path ( ie. for swap ) or changing the disk label. 4. Make the new initrd file for your new kernel using the newly corrected path/device information with 'mkinitrd /boot/initrd-<kernelver>.img <kernelver>' 5. Exit from the 'chroot''d environment and the rescue live session, while ejecting the CD/DVD FC7 image from the optical drive.
6.  Boot your upgraded system.

Thanks for your time and the work on the WIKI! Please disregard this message if I've missed the part about performing these other steps.

You can very easily create a Fedora account to get edit access for the wiki. Refer http://admin.fedoraproject.org/accounts.

Also note that Fedora 8 will not get updates after January 7 as has been recently announced. We recommend that you upgrade to a currently maintained release such as Fedora 9 or Fedora 10.


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