LinuxQuestions.org
LinuxAnswers - the LQ Linux tutorial section.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Fedora
User Name
Password
Fedora This forum is for the discussion of the Fedora Project.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 10-04-2009, 03:03 PM   #1
rich16870
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2008
Posts: 12

Rep: Reputation: 0
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, 12:25 PM   #2
pljvaldez
Guru
 
Registered: Dec 2005
Location: Somewhere on the String
Distribution: Debian Squeeze (x86)
Posts: 6,092

Rep: Reputation: 269Reputation: 269Reputation: 269
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.

Last edited by pljvaldez; 10-05-2009 at 12:35 PM.
 
Old 10-05-2009, 01:55 PM   #3
rich16870
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2008
Posts: 12

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
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.
 
Old 10-05-2009, 04:59 PM   #4
pljvaldez
Guru
 
Registered: Dec 2005
Location: Somewhere on the String
Distribution: Debian Squeeze (x86)
Posts: 6,092

Rep: Reputation: 269Reputation: 269Reputation: 269
Glad to hear it!
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Wireless switch doesn't work after upgrade/dist-upgrade angelofhope Debian 10 01-02-2008 05:46 AM
Computer to Computer Wireless Network How To Sir Lunch-a-lot Linux - Wireless Networking 5 10-18-2006 09:56 PM
Computer Upgrade X_user Linux - Hardware 2 08-20-2006 01:45 AM
Looking to upgrade my computer... tauhshi General 19 01-01-2006 12:16 PM
Worth upgrade old computer? matt3333 Slackware 6 11-30-2003 01:47 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:00 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration