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Old 09-30-2009, 03:54 AM   #1
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Upgrade from Fedora 5 to Fedora 11 with a fedora 11 live CD


Hi,
I just wanted to upgrade to fedora 11 from the current version 5 with the help of a live cd. I dont want to loose the previous configuration files. Somebody suggested me to upgrade everything except the / directory. How do you do that? I also have a retarded WINXP partition on the same drive which I dont wanna loose.
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Old 09-30-2009, 04:03 AM   #2
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don't you have an upgrade option in the live CD???????


well you can use yum to do it...
Code:
yum upgrade
else you can manage to get a full DVD of fedora 11 and upgrade from it.
 
Old 09-30-2009, 04:48 AM   #3
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Hi,
I just wanted to upgrade to fedora 11 from the current version 5 with the help of a live cd. I dont want to loose the previous configuration files. Somebody suggested me to upgrade everything except the / directory. How do you do that? I also have a retarded WINXP partition on the same drive which I dont wanna loose.
Thank You !
I am pretty sure you cannot "upgrade" from Fedora 5 to 11 in one hop. You need to perform a fresh install.
 
Old 09-30-2009, 04:58 AM   #4
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I am pretty sure you cannot "upgrade" from Fedora 5 to 11 in one hop. You need to perform a fresh install.
Upgrade has to be done to the immediate next version.Like from 5 to 6 and then 6 to 7. So you're better off downloading the F12 alpha or wait a while.
 
Old 09-30-2009, 07:18 AM   #5
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I totally agree with lutusp.
 
Old 09-30-2009, 07:58 AM   #6
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The official advice on any Fedora upgrade is still to do a clean install (even going from X to X+1). Jumping multiple version is even more problematic than upgrading just one version. Beyond that, starting with F7 Fedora names all drives (sata or pata) by the sdX designation. So going from preF7 to post F7 tends to end badly. Essentially the installer gets lost when converting hdX to sdX, particularly in systems with both sata and pata drives.
 
Old 09-30-2009, 10:56 PM   #7
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Thank jYou.

First of all Thank You for replying to my question. I would now install a fresh version of Fedora 11. But would it detect the Windows Xp partition?
 
Old 10-01-2009, 01:13 AM   #8
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It would surely detect all the installations. No worries as far as I have used it.
 
Old 10-02-2009, 12:51 AM   #9
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thank you..
 
Old 10-02-2009, 06:08 AM   #10
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wolverine

as chaitanya noted, a fresh Fedora 11 install would detect "all" installations, including your Fedora 5, so unless you instruct the install otherwise, you would probably end up with XP, F5 and F11 - you need to ensure the new install replaces the old Fedora 5 unless you want to keep it...

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