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Old 09-23-2008, 12:14 PM   #1
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upgrading fc6 without burning a dvd?


so i know this is probably a stupid question, and i've searched for it, but the long and short of it is i haven't booted this box in about a year and i have just learned that fc6 has since reached the end of the line for updates. i booted this machine because the RAM died in my other one which coincidentally has the dvd burner in it, only now i can't get any updates or other new cool stuff.

now my question is, can i somehow upgrade to say fc9 without having to burn a stupid cd. i feel like i should be able to mount the iso as a ghost drive, but i don't know if that even makes any sense or not. any help would be greatly appreciated

thanks.
 
Old 09-23-2008, 01:52 PM   #2
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so i know this is probably a stupid question, and i've searched for it, but the long and short of it is i haven't booted this box in about a year and i have just learned that fc6 has since reached the end of the line for updates. i booted this machine because the RAM died in my other one which coincidentally has the dvd burner in it, only now i can't get any updates or other new cool stuff.

now my question is, can i somehow upgrade to say fc9 without having to burn a stupid cd. i feel like i should be able to mount the iso as a ghost drive, but i don't know if that even makes any sense or not. any help would be greatly appreciated

thanks.
Perhaps a dumb question, but why don't you just move the DVD burner to the working box, boot it into FC6, download the updated FC9 and burn it, and do a fresh install?
 
Old 09-23-2008, 02:15 PM   #3
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yeah that's just what i'm trying to avoid so i don't have to get into 2 cases in 2 different places and swap things just to swap them back. i mean i may eventually have to do it anyway, i just figured there might be an easier way around it since linux is so awesome
 
  


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