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Old 01-14-2008, 11:29 PM   #1
Bendude
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Upgrading FC3 to Fedora 7


I have just installed FC3 on an old computer but i was unable to install to use a dvd as i did not have a dvd rom for the machine at the time so i just installed a copy of FC3 i had on cd.

I now have a dvd rom and wish to install a version of Fedora 7 onto the computer. Is it possible to upgrade or will i need to re-format and then reinstall. One other problem is that i can not get the computer to boot from the cd there is no option for this in the bios.

Any Suggestions would be great cheers

Ps Hello to everyone this is my first post, probably with many more to come...
 
Old 01-15-2008, 01:14 AM   #2
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i remember something about NOT upgrading from fedora core 6 to fedora 7, that it would probably make your system unbootable, i suggest a clean install. if you don't have a dvd drive there are always live cd's
 
Old 01-15-2008, 01:27 AM   #3
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Hi and welcome to LQ. A clean install would probably be better than trying to do an upgrade. Quite a lot changed between Fedora Core 3 and Fedora 7. Make sure you back up all your important data before attempting to do the installation. As for booting from cd, there should be some sort of option to change the boot device order in your bios (I've never seen a laptop or desktop pc bios without it).
 
Old 01-15-2008, 02:26 AM   #4
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I have also never seen a bios without a option to change your boot sequence but this one does definatly not i think it maybe was an old network machine or something that had the operating system installed over a network.

Is it possible to get a bootable floppy for Fedora 7? It will boot from floppy disk only.
 
Old 01-15-2008, 05:49 PM   #5
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do you know the model of the motherboard?
 
Old 01-15-2008, 09:42 PM   #6
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The motherboard model is MS6188 Ver:4

Thanks for the help
 
Old 01-16-2008, 12:38 AM   #7
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i found a website for the ms-6198 which should be similar, the download for the manual is for some reason an .exe, but the website says it's in pdf format, check in there. here's the link.

http://global.msi.com.tw/index.php?f...=1&prod_no=349
 
  


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