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Old 08-17-2012, 02:46 AM   #1
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installing software on fedora 7


hi..... i m using fedora 7 right now how can i upgrade it to fedora 15..is it possible to upgrade from fedora 7 to fedora 15...what are the things i need to take care before upgrading.... please do reply.......
 
Old 08-17-2012, 02:53 AM   #2
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fedora 15 is UNSUPPORTED
Do NOT use it !!!
back up your date
install Fedora 17

there is NO WAY to upgrade a version that is 10 versions and 5 years out of date
step 1
back up your important files to dvd or a usb mass storage
2)
reformat the the NOW current default fedora partition format " ext4"
the install dvd can do this or use GParted
3)
install fedora 17

DO NOT ever try the NOW dead fedora15
 
Old 08-17-2012, 04:35 AM   #3
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thanks for your reply..... i have to work with fedora 7 itself as i dont have dvd of fedora 17.Can you pls tel me how to update firefox 3.5 to new version on fedora 7.As fedora 7 is very old version i m not getting proper answer for my questions on browsing .

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Old 08-17-2012, 04:54 AM   #4
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You got a proper answer, just not the one you wanted......
 
Old 08-17-2012, 05:51 AM   #5
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it is basically impossible to install firefox 14.0.1 on fedora 7
you are stuck this 3.5 or
the NOW dead long term support ff 3.6
yes the LONG term firefox is also now unsupported

Quote:
i have to work with fedora 7 itself as i dont have dvd of fedora 17
download it
there is a torrent
and the torrent is the preferred way to DL

Quote:
As fedora 7 is very old version i m not getting proper answer for my questions on browsing .
not only is it OLD
it is old and UNSUPPORTED
fedora 7 went END OF LIFE on "2008-06-13"
yes in June 2008


the answer is
do a FRESH install of fedora 17
After reformatting the disk to the NOW default "ext4"
the fedora 17 install dvd can do this

there IS NO Mechanism in the OLD fedora 7 to upgrade to fedora 15

install fedora 17
http://fedoraproject.org/get-fedora
http://fedoraproject.org/en/get-fedora-all

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Old 08-17-2012, 06:13 AM   #6
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Actually if you made a separate partition for your /home directory (it's definitely something that always should be done IMHO) you have nothing to worry about. None of your user data will be lost.
 
Old 08-17-2012, 06:13 AM   #7
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Fedora is a distribution with very short release (6 months) and support (13 months) cycles. If you don't want to have to upgrade that fast and want to keep using Red Hat based distributions maybe a change to CentOS or Scientific Linux is something to consider. Both distributions, like their base RHEL, have a much longer release and support cycle. Both are also not that demanding on the hardware as newer Fedora versions, which may be an issue on an older system.

Keep in mind that unsupported versions of a distribution not only don't get new software or bugfixes, but also no security updates. Your Fedora 7 system is wide open to any script kiddie on the net with all the security holes that were found in the last five years.
 
Old 08-17-2012, 07:40 AM   #8
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thanks all for ur reply...... i hav decided to install ubuntu 11.10 as its the most used distro........
 
Old 08-17-2012, 07:55 AM   #9
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I would recommend to go for 12.04, it has 5 years support.
 
Old 08-17-2012, 07:59 AM   #10
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Yeah, go for long term support versions. You will not require to upgrade too often.
 
Old 08-22-2012, 12:50 AM   #11
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hi.....the system details on which i m thinking to install ubuntu 12.04 are
fedora release 7
memory 933.6 MiB
processor:Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.8GHZ
available disk space:36.6 GiB

can i install ubuntu 12.04 on this system????
 
Old 08-22-2012, 01:07 AM   #12
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Definitely, you can: Recommended Minimum System Requirements
 
Old 08-22-2012, 01:10 AM   #13
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You might want to try Xubuntu or Lubuntu. They are said to be less memory hungry than Ubuntu (due to lighter desktop environments).
 
Old 08-22-2012, 02:13 AM   #14
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will my system (the one i have mentioned above) boot up from USB memory stick if i install ubuntu using USB stick?????
 
Old 08-22-2012, 02:42 AM   #15
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Heya,

When it comes to booting from a USB stick. You should check your computers BIOS if it has an option available for it. Judging from your computers specifications it's an older model. Not sure if USB boot support works on your computer.

Does your computer have a CD/DVD drive? If so, booting from there is much easier. Burn the iso of your chosen distro to a disc and boot from there.

I'm running Xubuntu 12.04 LTS which is the latest Ubuntu 12.04 with 5 years support. But instead of the interface Ubuntu uses, Xubuntu uses XFCE as desktop environment.

My laptop is much newer and has more memory then yours. But with just the system running it uses 7% of my laptops 4 gb of ram. Since yours seems to have 1 gb (with memory shared to your graphics card, hence the 933 mb you see). You should have enough RAM left to run Firefox without a problem
 
  


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