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Old 01-16-2011, 11:31 PM   #1
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Question Easiest way to upgrade from Fedora core 4 to Fedora core 14...


Hi all!

This is my first post and I figured why not start it off with a question!
First off, thanks for this site, I have a LOT of reading to do!

Secondly, my question is, what is the easiest way to upgrade my live server from Fedora core 4 to Fedora core 14 (latest stable version).

I have a box that is live with a couple of small active forums on it where the upgrade would take place.

I want to upgrade my box to stay up to date with the latest release of Fedora linux to take advantage of any enhancements or security fixes that has been implemented since version 4.

My box is colocated at a data center. Would it be best to upgrade from a CD or remotely? I have read there is quite a risk upgrading the OS remotely and some issues like broken files or dependencies could occur.

Any advice is greatly appreciated!

-Thanks in advance!

Chris

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Old 01-16-2011, 11:37 PM   #2
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did a bit of searching, this might work
http://www.dklevine.com/general/soft...0/rmredhat.htm
never tried it myself though
 
Old 01-16-2011, 11:46 PM   #3
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Do it locally. Life will be much easier. Each version of Fedora is only supported now for 13 months. So in thirteeen months you will be doing this again.

Centos is RHEL(Red Hat Enterprise Linux) with the proprietary bits(mostly logos) removed. It has a five year plus support life and is free to install/upgrade(unlike RHEL). RHEL/Centos5 was based on FC6, so it will feel very familiar to you. You could wait (maybe mid Feb?) for Centos 6 to be released(Based on Fedora 12 or 13).
 
Old 01-16-2011, 11:54 PM   #4
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@Frieza: Thanks for the link! I will check it out!

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Do it locally. Life will be much easier. Each version of Fedora is only supported now for 13 months. So in thirteeen months you will be doing this again.

Centos is RHEL(Red Hat Enterprise Linux) with the proprietary bits(mostly logos) removed. It has a five year plus support life and is free to install/upgrade(unlike RHEL). RHEL/Centos5 was based on FC6, so it will feel very familiar to you. You could wait (maybe mid Feb?) for Centos 6 to be released(Based on Fedora 12 or 13).
I agree and think the local approach is much more painless haha! I would need one of the tech's at the datacenter to perform the upgrade task... would them downloading the latest version of Fedora linux and burning it to a cd or dvd suffice? Would it be a straight forward upgrade from 4 to 14 or ???

What do you think?


-Thanks,

Chris

p.s. I actually have CentOS5 on another box and I love it!
 
Old 01-17-2011, 12:00 AM   #5
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I'm pretty sure that you can't actually 'upgrade in place' across versions, only updates eg F4 to F4 plus updates/ fixes is ok, but F4 to F14 requires a full re-install due to very large changes involved.
See the many qns on this subject.
Certainly RedHat don't support in-place upgrades across major versions eg RHEL5 ->RHEL 6.
 
Old 01-17-2011, 12:11 AM   #6
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Certainly RedHat don't support in-place upgrades across major versions eg RHEL5 ->RHEL 6.
However Fedoa do - see preupgrade. I used it for the first time just last week - seems to do as advertised.
No good from as far back-level as you are, but might be handy once you get up to F14.

I concur with the above - you're up for a full (re-)install to get to F14.
 
  


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