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Old 12-18-2004, 08:07 PM   #1
LiNUX-nOObY
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rh7.2 rh9.0


hey,

i have redhat 7.2...how do i change it to 9.0? plz help
 
Old 12-18-2004, 08:26 PM   #2
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Simple answer is to burn the Red Hat 9 CD's, insert disk one, reboot, and select upgrade.

Better answer is not to bother. Red Hat 9.0 is so old that it isn't supported anymore. So in essence you're upgrading from the middle ages to the end of the 1800's, which still doesn't do too well. If you like Red Hat I would suggest going to Fedora Core 3, or at least Fedora Core 2. If you aren't tied to Red Hat, you can get any current distro. If you don't have important data on the machine, I wouldn't upgrade, just format and reinstall.

Peace,
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Old 12-18-2004, 08:37 PM   #3
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Dunno. Never used it. My one attempt at trying Deadrat ended in failure.


BUT, having just started reading the latest edition of LXF, they have an article that is doing comparisons of the "top 15 distro's".

I'm now using gentoo. That only made number 6, but the first 3 where 1st - Mandrake, 2nd - Fedora Core 3 and 3rd - SuSE.

Their comments about fedora basically said that if you're gonna go for it, then the "Core 3" is the one to go for.

Besides, if you've been reading plenty of stuff, you'll already have a seperate /home partition. So that if you wanna change distro's you just install whatever you want to try in the /root partition and then it's just a case of making sure that you have all the same application packages installed and any personalisations that you want to have.

Maybe that helps a little???

good luck

regards

John

Last edited by bigjohn; 12-18-2004 at 08:38 PM.
 
  


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