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I tried force-installing that package, it just came back with "libssl.so.7 is needed by (installed)..." and listed several packages. Also did the same thing with libcrypto.so.7.
Running "rpm -qa | grep fc9 |more" listed over a page worth of stuff.
For some reason I'm having trouble mounting my USB stick, maybe it's because I'm in CLI-only using runlevel 3. Otherwise I'd pipe the results into a text file and post it here.
Here's my yum.conf:
In "/etc/yum.repos.d", I do have 9 .repo files listed.
To mount your usb stick follow these steps
su to root
type fdisk -l and record the identifier for the usb stick
mount -t vfat /dev/sdb1(for example) flashdrive/
and now it is mounted
1) Upgrade to 9
2) Perform a fresh install of 8. You can't upgrade over your current system as any newer rpm's won't get updated.
3) Download ALL of the required FC8 rpms or install them from the cd/dvd at once. (i.e. rpm --force -Uvh package1.rpm package2.rpm ...)
To mount your usb drive from a CLI:
Plug it in and wait 20-30 seconds. Then run the command:
dmesg | tail
You should see a line that says something like:
sd 3:0:0:0: [sdb] Attached SCSI removable disk
sudo mount -t vfat /dev/sdb1 /mount/point
Obviously, /mount/point will have to be a directory that already exists.
I had some issues, but was able to iron them out in 1/2 a day.
1) The MGA driver in my system isn't supported so I had to force install xorg and some dependent rpms from fc8. There may be other drivers that aren't supported as the new xorg has made some major api changes (basically getting rid of all references to xfree86). Since this is an old driver, it was still expecting those api's.
2) After I installed and rebooted, I ran yum update to make sure all the packages from my other repo's were updated. One system had an additional 185 packages to install, the other 445. Why weren't they install during the install instead of having to be redownloaded from the net?
3) When I rebooted after the update, grub hung. The fix is simple, reboot from the dvd in rescue mode, and run "chroot /mnt/sysimage" and then "grub-install /dev/sd??" pointing it to the correct drive. This happened on 2 systems (both using the Livna repo in addition to Fedora repo).
4) I use KDE and the new kde task panel went away and there isn't an obvious way to get it back. Had to basically remove all the kde configuration files from my home directory and then reconfigure things after logging back in.
That was yesterday. Haven't had any problems today.
p.s. The 1/2 day was mostly spent trying to get X working, and is chronicled here.
Last edited by forrestt; 05-16-2008 at 02:55 PM.
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