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Old 06-25-2014, 02:15 PM   #1
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Angry Upgrade Fedora 13 to new distribution - Cannot find a valid baseurl


I tried to upgrade to fedora 14, 16, 17, using
System menu > Administration > Software Upgrade > I have an alert indicating "New distribution upgrade release Fedora 14 is available,

Clicking on the Upgrade button, I get several option, either fedora 14, 16 or 15 or 17
No option is going through as I am getting the following error message

"Cannot find a valid baseurl for repo: preupgrade This could be caused by a missing network connection or a bad mirror."

Thanks for your help
 
Old 06-25-2014, 02:19 PM   #2
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wow fedora-core-13 hasnt been around for about 10 years (this is like scrounging around in a junkyard for a carburetor for a 1979 austin healey). your system has been out of support/warranty for years. do yourself a favor and just backup and install fedora-20.
 
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fedora 13,14,15,16,17,18 are all dead and unsupported

there really is NO way to "upgrade"

do a NEW clean install of Fedora 20

Download the fedora 20 install dvd and install that

also " preupgrade" is NOT used any more
fedora moved to a NEW program to do that called "fedup"

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Old 06-25-2014, 03:58 PM   #4
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OK, but I have so many programs with different configuration
I have already done a backup with "Deja Backup" tool for the machine but here I would like your help
If I do a fresh new install, how I can take advantage or use the backup? I should think that you mean that I backup my data files and mysql server DBs dumps, is this correct?
 
Old 06-25-2014, 04:21 PM   #5
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Install a distro ROLLIN RELEASE !

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rolling_release

doin that u could avoid all that inconvenient!!!

 
Old 06-25-2014, 04:45 PM   #6
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Fedora is a VERY fast development distro
it very often makes VERY big changes from one version to the next

in fedora 18 fedora replaced "preupgrade"
in fedora 11 they blocked root gui login
in fedora 22 they WILL be replacing "yum"


every 6 months fedora releases a new and quite often a VERY different version

you REALLY do NEED!!!! to stay current and do a new install EVERY 6 MONTHS
 
Old 06-26-2014, 09:37 AM   #7
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Install a distro ROLLIN RELEASE !

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rolling_release

doin that u could avoid all that inconvenient!!!

OR...

https://www.archlinux.org/

http://en.opensuse.org/Portal:Tumbleweed

https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/Rawhide
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/bleedin...edora-rawhide/
 
Old 06-26-2014, 01:20 PM   #8
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Fedora's "rawhide" is NOT AND NEVER WILL BE A "ROLLING RELEASE" !!!!!!!!!
 
  


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