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Old 02-21-2008, 08:29 AM   #1
gnaro.12
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how to upgrade Fedora 4 to 8 ?


Hi guys,
I installed FC4 in an old Pent.III 600, (256Mb RAM - 60Gb HD) because I had problems to install Fedora 8 directly from an ISO DVD (I don't know why).
is there a way to update it directly from the net ?
thank you

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Old 02-21-2008, 09:01 AM   #2
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I'd suggest you check the minimum equipment requirements for Fedora before proceeding too far. IIRC F8 needs more than 256 Mb RAM.

I'd also suggest you download the F8 Live CD and see if you can boot from it. If you can, it has an "Install to HD" option that will install a minimal F8 on you HD and set up the repositories so you can do the rest over the Internet.
 
Old 02-21-2008, 10:04 AM   #3
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You can use Yum to upgrade your Fedora Core, but i don't recommend this unless you are very comfortable with debugging and resolving issue on your own.

Per the Fedora Upgrade guide http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/YumUpgradeFaq:

Caution

Although upgrades with yum have been tested and work, live upgrades are not recommended by the Fedora Project. If you are not prepared to resolve issues on your own if things break, you should probably use the recommend installation methods instead. With a typical installation, this method usually works well, but it can break third-party packages not available in the Fedora repositories. Please search the mailing list archives first if you run into problems.

The recommended installation method is detailed in the Installation Guide:

http://docs.fedoraproject.org/install-guide/

The release notes also have some useful information:

http://docs.fedoraproject.org/releas...Related-Issues

Other details on upgrading Fedora is available from the wiki page DistributionUpgrades.

-weisso
 
Old 02-21-2008, 11:17 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by weisso5 View Post
You can use Yum to upgrade your Fedora Core, but i don't recommend this unless you are very comfortable with debugging and resolving issue on your own.<snip>
This is true, but some of the problems may be avoided by first upgrading YUM so the --skip-broken option is implemented and then doing a yum --skip-broken update. Note, however, that FC4 has not been supported for several years now, so the yum update (or the skip-broken yum plugin) may not be available for FC4.

<edit>
Note that using the skip-broken option will considerably slow the update process since each RPM is checked as it's added to the update list instead of waiting until the whole list is created.
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Oh, since weisso5 points you to the Fedora 8 release notes, here's what those notes say about the minimum hardware requirements:
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6.3.1.1. Processor and memory




The following CPU specifications are stated in terms of Intel processors. Other processors, such as those from AMD, Cyrix, and VIA that are compatible with and equivalent to the following Intel processors, may also be used with Fedora.
Fedora 8 requires an Intel Pentium or better processor, and is optimized for Pentium 4 and later processors.
  • Recommended for text-mode: 200 MHz Pentium-class or better
  • Recommended for graphical: 400 MHz Pentium II or better
  • Minimum RAM for text-mode: 128MiB
  • Minimum RAM for graphical: 192MiB
  • Recommended RAM for graphical: 256MiB

Last edited by PTrenholme; 02-21-2008 at 11:23 AM.
 
Old 02-25-2008, 04:55 AM   #5
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Thank you to everybody. In the meantime ...

Hi everybody, thank you for your contributions.
In the while, I increased the RAM to around 900Mb and I tried again to install the Fedora Desktop Version from scratch.
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The installation was particularly slow in some moments (i.e. during the loading phase: "loading SCSI DRIVERS - loading PATA_VIA DRIVERS took several minutes) and it definively frozen while choosing the Keyboard (I choose the Italian IBM).
These problems were the same encountered before the RAM upgrade.
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do you have any explanation to this ?
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thank you in advance.

Gnaro.12
 
  


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