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Old 03-15-2009, 04:09 PM   #1
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i am currently using fedora 8, is there any benefit to me installing fedora 9/10?


and if so, how would i go about doing it?
Thanks
 
Old 03-15-2009, 04:20 PM   #2
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Being able to update your system to the newest package versions is one thing - Fedora 8 is unsupported (no updates are provided for this version) since January 2009. Trying out new features is another thing.

How would you go about doing it? Just grab a new ISO, burn it, backup whatever you want to backup and install the newer version.
 
Old 03-15-2009, 05:14 PM   #3
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I was also very happy with F8 and skipped F9. Still, F8 did not support Firefox 3 (at least not directly), so that was enough of an incentive for me. Also, as Maligree mentioned, F8 is no longer supported so if bug fixes and security patches are important to you, it is a good idea to upgrade. Anyway, F10 is quite good and chances are you will like it as well as F8.

Let me add that upgrading is most successful when going from one version to the next, such as from F8 to F9. Skipping a version can make the process unpredictable. For that reason, it is a good idea to do a new install rather than attempt an upgrade.
 
Old 03-22-2009, 07:00 AM   #4
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Thanks, but since i'm using an acer aspire one, it does not have a cd drive and i therefore can't burn anything... any other way of doing it?
 
Old 03-22-2009, 08:53 AM   #5
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Do you have the regular Fedora 8 on your AspireOne or that Linpus remix of F8?

That Linpus-thing has certain packages that may make upgrading a problem.

My wife has an AspireOne and when updating it I have to skip certain packages because otherwise it won't update at all.
 
Old 03-22-2009, 09:39 AM   #6
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I'm not sure which one i have... is there a code or something i can enter to find out?
 
Old 03-22-2009, 01:30 PM   #7
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Well, you can simply tell by the GUI.
Do you have that Acer-GUI or a regular desktop, like Gnome or KDE.
That should be a sign already.

But I guess you may have Linpus. I'm not aware of Acer shipping AspireOnes with a regular F8.
 
Old 03-23-2009, 06:32 PM   #8
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If you are happy with Fedora 8, then keep it. I'm still using it on a development PC, even though I have Fedora 10 installed on another box. There is no need to rush, just to stay on the bleeding edge.

Even so, you can still upgrade your Fedora box by installing the newer fedora-release packages and then running 'yum upgrade' - that should upgrade your Fedora without the need to install again. In the end it's the same as burning a new Fedora DVD and running the upgrade sequence in the installation program.

When upgrading, you should upgrade one version at a time: from FC8 to FC9, and then from FC9 to FC10. Better safe then sorry!

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Old 03-29-2009, 06:50 AM   #9
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thank you.. could you tell me how i install the "newer fedora-release packages"?
 
Old 03-30-2009, 02:41 PM   #10
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Adding the newer release packages meant to make sure your F8 system was as up to date as possible before trying to upgrade to F9.

In case you did not know, the rest referred to using YUM (Yellowdog Updater Modified). A brief introduction for setting this up appears on this page:
http://www.fedorafaq.org/
 
Old 03-30-2009, 07:11 PM   #11
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The pre upgrade application will allow a full disrtibution upgrade without media.

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/DistributionUpgrades
 
Old 03-30-2009, 08:13 PM   #12
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you CAN NOT install fedora 8 rpm's on a Limpus light computer . no if and's or butts .
the "remix/messed up" thing that is very loosely based on fedora 8 IS NOT COMPATIBLE WITH FEDORA 8

Do not even try to use the fedora "pregugrade" tool . You will KILL your computer .

if you have a 4+ gig thumb drive you can install the fedora 10 install dvd.iso from there
and just wipe out / reformat, that install of Limpus light
 
Old 03-30-2009, 10:01 PM   #13
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I suggest to re-install newer Fedora, either getting Fedora 9,10 or 11 do not upgrade. Since repos and dependencies almost killed my Fedora. I now stick with tarball and sources to keep it alive.

Last edited by hurry_hui; 03-30-2009 at 10:19 PM. Reason: Removing improper installation method
 
Old 03-30-2009, 10:37 PM   #14
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I'd stick with Fedora 10, I tested 11 and it seems to still be unstable,(driver issues particularly) although once the bugs are worked out I may have to create a partition for it. I'd burn an ISO and install that way. Upgrades just haven't worked out for me.
 
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if anyone would bother checking MFA's other posts he is running Limpus Light AND NOT fedora 8 .

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thank you.. could you tell me how i install the "newer fedora-release packages"?
without a cd/dvd drive you will need to install it from a usb thumb drive
see the fedora doc's for fedora 10
http://docs.fedoraproject.org/install-guide/f10/en_US/
usb install
http://docs.fedoraproject.org/instal...html#id3163538
 
  


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