LinuxQuestions.org
View the Most Wanted LQ Wiki articles.
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 02-01-2005, 03:11 PM   #1
Atif_Khan
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2004
Distribution: CentOS, Slackware, Solaris, Ubuntu
Posts: 66

Rep: Reputation: 15
Upgrade or fresh install


Guys,

I have FC2 installed on my PC and working ok. I need suggestion for updating to FC3. Should I upgrade the currently installed FC2 or do a new fresh FC3 install.
 
Old 02-01-2005, 05:01 PM   #2
rickh
Senior Member
 
Registered: May 2004
Location: Albuquerque, NM USA
Distribution: Debian-Lenny/Sid 32/64 Desktop: Generic AMD64-EVGA 680i Laptop: Generic Intel SIS-AC97
Posts: 4,250

Rep: Reputation: 60
If you're running a dual-boot system with Windows, based on my experience, do the upgrade.

I have historically done a fresh install, and without fail, I wound up with problems that forced me to re-install Windows as well.

Most recently, I upgraded from FC2 to FC3 using 'Update' with absolutely no problems.
 
Old 02-01-2005, 06:35 PM   #3
jturnbul
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2004
Location: Toronto, Canada
Distribution: Fedora 4 - Slackware 10 - PHLAK
Posts: 92

Rep: Reputation: 15
I did a fresh install with no problems.
 
Old 02-01-2005, 08:24 PM   #4
mp55
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2004
Distribution: Fedora 7
Posts: 32

Rep: Reputation: 15
I upgraded from FC2 to FC3. Till now I didn't find any problems.

BTW, rickh, what do you mean by "using 'Update' "? Does this mean no need to download the cds?
 
Old 02-01-2005, 10:20 PM   #5
Sledge
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2003
Distribution: Fedora Core 6
Posts: 76

Rep: Reputation: 15
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.

http://www.brandonhutchinson.com/Upg..._with_yum.html
 
Old 02-02-2005, 01:58 AM   #6
carlosinfl
Senior Member
 
Registered: May 2004
Location: Orlando, FL
Distribution: Arch
Posts: 2,905

Rep: Reputation: 73
I never upgrade - fresh install is the best way in my experience!
 
Old 02-02-2005, 02:02 AM   #7
Atif_Khan
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2004
Distribution: CentOS, Slackware, Solaris, Ubuntu
Posts: 66

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Thanks guys,

I love this forum coz of people willing to help noobes like me.

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.
 
Old 02-02-2005, 09:22 PM   #8
Sledge
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2003
Distribution: Fedora Core 6
Posts: 76

Rep: Reputation: 15
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.
 
Old 02-03-2005, 11:40 PM   #9
mp55
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2004
Distribution: Fedora 7
Posts: 32

Rep: Reputation: 15
Quote:
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.

http://www.brandonhutchinson.com/Upg..._with_yum.html
Thanks, will give that a try when upgrading to FC4,
 
Old 02-06-2005, 05:00 AM   #10
Atif_Khan
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2004
Distribution: CentOS, Slackware, Solaris, Ubuntu
Posts: 66

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
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.
 
Old 02-07-2005, 12:27 AM   #11
dhenjhidz
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2005
Location: Philippines
Distribution: Fedora 3
Posts: 4

Rep: Reputation: 0
i think fresh install will be good provided that you back-up your existing data. fresh install will remove all the mess you have created from the older configuration
 
Old 02-07-2005, 12:37 PM   #12
mp55
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2004
Distribution: Fedora 7
Posts: 32

Rep: Reputation: 15
Quote:
Originally posted by dhenjhidz
i think fresh install will be good provided that you back-up your existing data. fresh install will remove all the mess you have created from the older configuration
Yeah, I'll say. If I have enough time I'll prefer a fresh install. And if the home directory is on a separate partition, no back-up is needed at all.
 
Old 02-07-2005, 01:16 PM   #13
Atif_Khan
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2004
Distribution: CentOS, Slackware, Solaris, Ubuntu
Posts: 66

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Thanks Guys,

I updated the FC2 and FC3 installed without any problem and working all fine with all the same settings and applications.
 
  


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
Upgrade or fresh install? im_an_elf Suse/Novell 2 01-26-2005 10:08 AM
RH9 to Fedora: fresh install, or upgrade? vtbludgeon Fedora - Installation 3 04-03-2004 09:52 PM
fresh install (fresh headache) powadha Slackware 2 03-06-2004 02:03 PM
Upgrading from redhat 9 to fedora - upgrade or fresh install Ross Clement Fedora 8 11-29-2003 04:10 PM
Redhat 6.2 to 7.0 -- Upgrade or Fresh Install? scoats Linux - Software 2 10-21-2001 01:17 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:37 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