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Old 10-04-2009, 02:03 PM   #1
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Can't upgrade an old wireless computer


I have tried to upgrade Fedora 10 to Fedora 11 on an old computer (Pentium 3, not a laptop) that is connected to my network through a wireless router. The wireless connection only works when the OS is running. The upgrade won't run without a network connection. Fedora 10 offered the option to use only the local repo; not so in Fedora 11. Can anyone offer a suggestion on how to upgrade without a network connection?
 
Old 10-05-2009, 11:25 AM   #2
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http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/upgrade-fedora-11/

See the bottom about upgrading from CD/DVD.

Also, this tells you how to edit the repository during install.

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Old 10-05-2009, 12:55 PM   #3
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Thanks for the help. However, I discovered that I could successfully upgrade using the "preupgrade" command. Apparently, it downloads all the needed repos with the OS running and therefore the wireless connection is active. I then proceeded to do the upgrade and everything went swimmingly.
 
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