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Old 05-30-2004, 04:00 AM   #1
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update from Red Hat 9 to Fedora Core 2


I have an older PC which has:
Red Hat 9 installed
4 Gb Hard disk with 700Mb free
Network card
Floppy drive
NO CDROM drive


How can I update this from Red Hat 9 to Fedora Core 2
via a network connection using FTP ?

What steps should I take?
 
Old 05-30-2004, 10:44 AM   #2
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Here is what you want
http://www.brandonhutchinson.com/Upg..._with_yum.html

But i think you are going to need more than 700mb
post back and tell if it works.
 
Old 06-02-2004, 05:06 PM   #3
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Diskless Fedora Install
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Last Updated: Sun May 30 23:15:35 EDT 2004

The latest version of this document can be found at:
http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/s...a.txt?download




UPGRADING TO FEDORA (DISKLESS INSTALL)


It's possible to completely install Fedora by downloading the *.iso image, mount
it to a loopback device, copy the Linux kernel images to /boot, modify grub, reboot, then
have it find the *.iso image for the rest of the install.



STEP 1:


Download the complete DVD package. It's 4 GB:

FC2-i386-DVD.iso

from: http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pu...re/2/i386/iso/



STEP 2:

Once downloaded check the md5sum

md5sum FC2-i386-DVD.iso



STEP 3:

Create a directory off of root for mounting the iso image.

mkdir /iso0



STEP 4:

The DVD image file can be mounted with the following command:

mount -o loop -t iso9660 /FC2-i386-DVD.iso /iso0



STEP 5:

Copy /iso0/images/pxeboot to the /boot directory

cp -r /iso0/images/pxeboot /boot/.



STEP 6:

Modify Grub ( /boot/grub/grub.conf )to include the following:


title Fedora (INIT)
root (hd0,2)
kernel /pxeboot/vmlinuz
initrd /pxeboot/initrd.img


Special note: Look at the other grub entries "root (hd0,1)", perhaps
it's listed as "root (hd3,0)" or (hd2,0). This must be the same, so
change hd0 above to match the other entries.



STEP 7:

Make note of where FC2-i386-DVD.iso resides by issuing the "df" command.

$ df .

You'll need this location after reboot. It's something like /dev/hda1 or /dev/hdb2



STEP 8:

Reboot. When asked for the location of the "iso" file select FILE on the Fedora menu.
put in the /dev/hda1 location above. Note if it's in a subdirectory off of this
filesystem there is a text box to enter that as well.

The install should proceed on it's own from here.



STEP 9:

After the install it may be necessary to edit "/boot/grub/grub.conf" so
that it will default boot with the new install by setting the "default=0"



OTHER OPTIONS:

Perhaps you're running Redhat 8.0 or Redhat 9 and only want to upgrade to the 2.6
kernel from source.

Reference (This also includes information on creating your own 2.6 kernel modules):

http://osdn.dl.sourceforge.net/sourc.../README_26.txt



REFERENCES:

http://fedora.redhat.com/download/
 
Old 06-02-2004, 07:01 PM   #4
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That would work but he only has 700mbs free.
 
  


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