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Old 04-29-2004, 05:01 PM   #1
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Unhappy How do I avoid re upgrade a Fedora installation ?


I just happily installed Yarrow / Fedora Core 1. I've also downloaded and installed upgrades/patches by a few hundred MB.

I've now decided to by a computer from this century (though Fedora works OK on a 400 MHz Celeron and 128 MB ram). Would like to stay with Fedora but would like to avoid redo everything.

How do I go about this ? What do I need to burn and in what format ?

Any help is appreciated !

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Old 04-29-2004, 06:05 PM   #2
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Just insert the CD, boot it, and install.
 
Old 04-30-2004, 06:12 AM   #3
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OK, but wouldn't that mean I would need to download all updates and additions I've installed so far ? That is want I'd LIKE to avoid if at all possiple.

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Old 04-30-2004, 06:33 AM   #4
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Are asking how to 'move' your current installation of linux to your new PC ?
Like in taking your old hard disk, plug it in the new PC and make it work ?
 
Old 05-01-2004, 11:00 AM   #5
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Yep, either an actual physical move of current HDD an pop it in or any other solution in order not to do it all from scratch ... but now that I think about it ... as I get a complete new set of hardware in the new PC ... maybe not the niftiest way huh ? ... should have thought a bit harder before asking i guess ... sorry for taking up your time Qucho ...

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Old 05-01-2004, 10:23 PM   #6
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Its all good

yup you got in the right path man, new hardware is the key here. Now if you move your current distro to your new PC, I would be only concerned about the kernel.

If you could get a some kernel running enough to boot up, I would compile then a custom kernel foro your new hardware; here is how i can see it working:

In old working compu...
Compile a kernel for your new hardware (or install a kernel image)
Move you HDD to new PC
Try to boot, with some luck all will work enough to be able to set your new configurations (X-server, paths etc..)

What I would be worried the most is the logical position of your HDD.
I.E. If your current linux is running in hdb1, in the new PC it should be logically in the same place.
And you would only have to install or tune up your grub/LILO

Evaluate what solution will take less efford for reliable results.
 
Old 05-01-2004, 10:38 PM   #7
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u could try partimage : http://www.partimage.org/

it will make an image file of linux so that u could restore it in ur new pc , its like norton ghost
but u must make a partition in the new pc thats the same size as ur linux partition i am not sure
so check the site out
 
  


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