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Old 04-23-2004, 01:40 PM   #1
cblamer
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Upgrade to Fedora Core2


hello everyone.

I am trying to decide wheater or not to install fedora core1 or wait for core2 to be released.

If i install core1, is it possible to upgrade to C2. Or would it require a complete reinstall?

Thanks For any info.

Chris
 
Old 04-23-2004, 03:21 PM   #2
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At least in theory you should be able to upgrade; certainly more modern versions of Red Hat have touted that ability, and Fedora Core looks like no exception.

Your mileage may vary, of course; the more you customize your system the more likely you are to encounter upgrade issues. Even in this case most packages I've dealt with are amenable to minor tweaking after upgrading, so long as you're particularly careful to keep track of your customizations (and back up the relevant modified files before the upgrade).

Personally I find myself re-installing rather than upgrading, but this is more personal preference than necessity.

Hope that helps.
 
Old 04-23-2004, 04:24 PM   #3
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Tymbrimi- Fedora Core is currently listed as a test release, does that mean the average user should'nt use it? Is it too unstable or buggy? Should I wait for the stable release? thanks-- Larry
 
Old 04-23-2004, 05:24 PM   #4
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FC1 is probably the best choice for newbies and average users. The core releases are meant for testers and problem solvers... the kind of people who don't mind spending hours on end figuring out problems. It can be frustrating for the average user due to all of the bugs it may have.
 
Old 04-27-2004, 12:06 PM   #5
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i haven't tried fc2 test2 yet, and test3 is out now. test 1 was almost unusable though.

when fc1 was coming out i used both test2 and test3, and both were pretty usable. i would wait a couple of days and see what people are saying about test3. if it seems pretty clean and useable, more of a release candidate and less of a test then i would go with that, and upgrade to fc2 final when it comes out. there _shouldn't_ be too much difference if they are doing things the same way they did with fc1.

ive been doing dual boot on my laptop for a long time, and try different distro's all the time. last night windows blew up my one permenet partition that i kept all my important stuff on. so i decided to give linux the whole drive, and use vmware for stuff i need. i decided to go with fedora because despite the bloat, its the best supported linux distro. and its updated more often and easier to obtain than suse.

so im going to wait for fc2 final. im really looking forward to using gnome 2.6 again. i used it some under slackware and its very nice.
 
  


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