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Old 06-10-2009, 03:20 AM   #1
itsallcrap
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F10 to F11 upgrade - does it actually work?


Hi,

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....
 
Old 06-10-2009, 03:30 AM   #2
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Hi,

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.

Bob
 
Old 06-10-2009, 04:10 AM   #3
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I have upgraded using preupgrade on every release since Fedora 8
Bob
Re-he-heaally? Maybe I haven't tried a Fedora upgrade since 4-5, now that I think about it. Certainly Ubuntu was still failing miserably at it as recently as a couple of years ago.

Anyhoo, I may well give it shot.

Cheers Bob.
 
Old 06-10-2009, 03:08 PM   #4
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this is a very working tutorial :
http://www.zinovskyhowtos.info/linux...from-fedora-10

Last edited by unixmen; 06-12-2009 at 06:43 AM.
 
Old 06-12-2009, 03:30 AM   #5
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Oops.

I've done it now, and I didn't do any of that.

Anyhoo, I'd like to report that it worked perfectly. Did an 'update system now' from within GNOME to get all my existing packages up to date, then booted off this DVD.

Oh, and that was on a Toshiba A210, on the offchance that anyone out there happens to have the same question AND system as me.

Hurrah!
 
  


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