Originally Posted by itsallcrap
Obviously it should work in theory, but every time I've tried to upgrade a Linux distro in the past - rather than just doing a full install of the new version - it just fails. I follow the distro's offical guide to the letter and then end up with a non-working system immediately afterwards.
Can anyone confirm that they have personally had the F10-F11 upgrade succeed? Ideally on a machine that's been 'well-used' and not one that's just spent the last six months on pretty much the default F10 confguration....
The "well-used" *might* cause you an issue depending on how much third party software you have installed, particularly apps that are not in Fedora's repos. I have upgraded using preupgrade on every release since Fedora 8 and had no serious issues (minor little niggles that can be expected, but nothing that couldn't be fixed.)
On my laptop (Celeron M, 1.4GHz) it took about three to four hours to complete, but it went reasonally smoothly. If you are dual booting, and have the ext3 file system like I did, Fedora will KEEP the ext3 filesystem. On fresh install, F11 uses the ext4 files system by default which will require a small separate /boot partition formatted in ext3 because grub doesn't as yet work with ext4 partitions.