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The problem is I dont have a broadband connection and my pc is behind a local firewall with private IP of 192.168.x.x. The issue is I cant get apt or yum to upgrade FC2. It would take ages on such slow connection. I have got installation CDs. I read the reviews about FC3 and most of the people complained about upgrading from FC2 to FC3 and that caused me to ask you people here about which path to go.
I have a dual boot system with Win XP professional and FC2 and its working ok although I m not very happy with linux so far coz I am a newbie. Should I install FC3 from the scratch or upgrade it when asked during the setup.
Assuming you don't have anything you particularly want to save on your linux partition, you might as well install rather than upgrade. You'll probably know more of what you like and don't like then you did the first time you did the install and can maybe customize things a little better. Of course, no matter which way you go about doing things you will probably have some lengthy YUM sessions to bring the original FC3 packages up to date.
You might want to double check some of the posts on here about dual booting with WinXP and Linux. I think there are some gotchas you need to be aware of when doing it.
Originally posted by Sledge I more or less followed the steps from this link to use YUM to go from FC2 to FC3. I had a couple of hiccups, but nothing too painful and things seem to have been fine since then.
Thanks guys for the help. Yes, I dont have any useful application or data on my linux partition as I just installed to have an experience of using Linux. I would first try updating FC2 to FC3 bu running FC3 CDs and if something goes wrong, I will do the fresh install.