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Old 05-06-2013, 06:10 PM   #1
jwsmith
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Fedora-16>>Fedora-18 upgrade: CAN I just format & install F-18?


I have Fedora-16 on my desktop
I POSSESS the Fedora-18 OS install disk from OSdisc.com (plus all the plugin disks)

Recommended procedure asks that I upgrade F-16 to F-17 before doing a F-18 upgrade/install.
This procedure seems klutzy. I can do it but............Here's My Question:::::

WOULD it be equally intelligent......to do a Drive FORMAT under F-16.......and then BOOT to my DVD-drive with the F-18 install disk present?

Have I posted in the wrong forum?
I don't plan to have two OS's on this machine.
If Fedora-18 upgrades are sensitive to the existence of prior versions, wouldn't it be cleanest-of-all to fdisk and start fresh?

Judd

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Old 05-06-2013, 11:12 PM   #2
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Hi, if you have nothing to keep in your /home/ folder, then yes, it would be easier and far less klutzy,

to repartition the drive (allowing for /home on a separate partition) and format it with F16.

All the best, see you 'round the posts. Glenn
 
Old 05-06-2013, 11:36 PM   #3
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fdisk format for Fedora-16/18 upgrade

GlensPref

Thank you for your reply.
I'm aware that LINUXQUESTIONS prefers, than when a question is considered fully answered, that the individul who submitted the question indicate that with a "problem solved" label. I have looked.....cannot find such a "tag" adjacent as a button or link.
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Old 05-07-2013, 02:23 AM   #4
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GlensPref

Thank you for your reply.
I'm aware that LINUXQUESTIONS prefers, than when a question is considered fully answered, that the individul who submitted the question indicate that with a "problem solved" label. I have looked.....cannot find such a "tag" adjacent as a button or link.
Please help me with that.
Open the thread, select 'Thread Tools' at top of the posts, it should give you a menu item 'Mark this Thread as Solved'.
I think selecting that should do it.

Cheers,
Terry
 
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