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Old 06-30-2005, 09:34 PM   #1
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About FC Installation


I have a readhat linux running in my PC with kernel version 2.4.20-28. Now I would like to install a fedora core 4. For this do I need to create a separate partition or can it be installed in the same partition where my RH linux is.
When I go to http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pu.../linux/core/4/ I can see 4 folders there (SRPMS, i386, ppc, x86_64) what is the meaning for each of this folders. Under which folder I can download the latest version of FC4.
- Jacob
 
Old 06-30-2005, 09:37 PM   #2
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One more question

Also if I need to upgrade my existing 2.4.20-28 kernal I think I'll need a upgrade RPM for 2.4.20-29. From where I can find it. Can I directly upgrade to 2.4.21 or something else.
Thanx in advance.
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Old 06-30-2005, 09:43 PM   #3
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Now I would like to install a fedora core 4
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Also if I need to upgrade my existing 2.4.20-28 kernal I think I'll need a upgrade RPM for 2.4.20-29.
Two conflicting requirements. I assume you want to make a fresh install and not upgrade. I have no knowledge of upgrade from RH 9 to FC 4 but I believe the process would be a pain for a newbie. If you want to fresh install, and thats I think what you want, you would require i386 architecture files (assuming you are using x86 platform).

The default kernel in Fedora is a 2.6.x series kernel which is different from 2.4 series kernel. If you make a fresh install, you don't have to worry about kernel upgrade as it would be done automatically.
 
Old 06-30-2005, 09:53 PM   #4
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Thanks for the quick response. I'm sorry I didn't give enough of details in my previous post.
Yes first I would like to install the FC4 (NOT on top of the existing RH9) and want to use both my existing RH9 and new FC4. When I boot I want to have a option to choose between RH9 and FC4. I hope it is possible. If I want to do like that then do I need a separate partition for that? Could you pelase explain me how can I do this?
 
Old 06-30-2005, 10:24 PM   #5
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Hi,

In order for you to install FC4 you would need some free space on your hard drive. If you don't have free space you might have to resize your partitions and make space for FC 4. If you have free space you are all set to go...just pop in your fedora install cd #1 and start installation...few things you should keep in mind.


1. Early in your installation, you will be asked to install boot loader. Default boot loader for fedora and redhat is GRUB. You can skip bootloader install and later add entries to your existing (RH9) boot loader to boot fedora.

2. Or you can install boot loader but then you won't be able to boot RH 9 until you add the entries for RH 9 in your FC 3 boot loader.

Either way, you would have to make a boot entry to boot another linux on your machine.

3. You should also be careful while choosing partitioning scheme. You would select "installation in free space" and "automatic partitioning". Although you can have custom partitioning (if you are expert user and know what you are doing) and spread your system across various partitions.

4. While installing you would also be asked for type of installation (server, personal, custom etc.). I generally choose custom but you could choose personal or custom and add software later from the install disc.

Once installation starts...just grab your favorite drink and watch. Actual watching can also tell you what type of packages get installed and it also gives brief description of the package.

Lastly, DON'T FORGET TO BACK UP YOUR EXISTING RH 9 DATA.

Tux,
 
Old 06-30-2005, 11:30 PM   #6
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Thanks for the reply Tux. I'll try it this week end.
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