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Old 12-04-2008, 08:38 AM   #1
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i am a linux newbie.
1: is there a device manager in fedora/mandriva to see if all drivers are recognised after install?
2:what should we do if linux freezes while doing system upadate or something like that.I did a reboot in ubuntu and system became unusable.
3: is it possible to create a checkpoint or something like that while doing system updates etc so that we can rollback to previous state if there is a problem?
4:if we update fedora9 with lot of tools to 10 using yum/preupdate will it work or will it become unstable?how steps to take while updating,like backup etc?
 
Old 12-04-2008, 08:59 AM   #2
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is it possible to create a checkpoint or something like that while doing system updates etc so that we can rollback to previous state if there is a problem?
Thats a Windows feature, in Linux, you have log files in /var/log that will tell you what's what with latest installations. Unlike Windows, you'll have to get adjusted to reading and writing if you're gonna work with Linux.
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what should we do if linux freezes while doing system upadate or something like that.I did a reboot in ubuntu and system became unusable
Stay away from cutting edge distributions like Fedora and Ubuntu or Debian Lenny, go with a stable distribution like Mandriva, RHE or Debian Etch.
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if we update fedora9 with lot of tools to 10 using yum/preupdate will it work or will it become unstable?how steps to take while updating,like backup etc?
Due to your obvious fear, you should stay away from cutting edge distributions that get many updates every day/weak/month, unless you have nothing better to do with your time, allocate lot's of time if you plan on messing with two versions of Fedora.
 
Old 12-04-2008, 03:36 PM   #3
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2:what should we do if linux freezes while doing system upadate or something like that.I did a reboot in ubuntu and system became unusable.
That really, really shouldn't happen...so I have to ask did you reboot properly, or did you just turn the power off (I'm sorry if you think that's a damn fool question and you would never do such a thing, but some people would)?

Also note that 'dmesg' (type at command line) tells you lots of stuff; worry about any errors that show up there. (Or try
Code:
dmesg | grep -i error
which will just give you the lines with an 'error' in them..,you may get one or two - I get one concerning USB - but you should have a good idea why they aren't a concern)
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