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Old 02-11-2009, 03:41 AM   #1
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Update speed (or lack thereof)...


I had FC8 in a machine 2 years ago - unstable, couldn't update (hung up), few other problems. I removed it.

I just pulled it out of the closet, installed it on a new laptop, and SAME PROBLEMS. Same 291 updates hangs me up.

Are the servers for package repositories really slow? PCLinuxOS and Ubuntu are sure givin' me NO problems compared to this FC8 here.

How can I even update to 9 or 10?

Move a window around with the package manager runnin; and it freaks!
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Old 02-11-2009, 04:03 AM   #2
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Try another mirror OR just download a more recent version of Fedora.
 
Old 02-11-2009, 04:19 AM   #3
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Hi.

Fedora 8 is out of support, so a lot of the update repos will no longer be available. I'd slap a fresh Fedora 10 install on and see if it's any better.

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Old 02-11-2009, 09:57 AM   #4
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Is there a repository from which FC10 can be downloaded? Or is it necessary to burn a disc?

Thanks...
 
Old 02-11-2009, 11:10 AM   #5
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You can download the Fedora 10 CD .iso from here and burn it
http://fedoraproject.org/en/get-fedora

or

Not sure if this Fedora Upgrade how-to will help you or not..
http://www.howtoforge.com/how-to-upg...top-and-server
but you could give it a shot.. I would think upgrading from 8 to 10 should be the same process as upgrading from 9 to 10
 
Old 02-11-2009, 11:10 AM   #6
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You can download the Fedora 10 CD .iso from here and burn it
http://fedoraproject.org/en/get-fedora

or you can consult the documentation

Fedora Documentation - Distribution Upgrades
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/DistributionUpgrades

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PreUpgrade

PreUpgrade is an application users run on an existing Fedora 7 or above installation, that resolves and downloads packages required to upgrade Fedora. While PreUpgrade downloads the necessary packages, users are free to continue using their systems.

* http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/PreUpgrade

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Old 02-11-2009, 11:22 PM   #7
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You can download the Fedora 10 CD .iso from here and burn it
http://fedoraproject.org/en/get-fedora

or

Not sure if this Fedora Upgrade how-to will help you or not..
http://www.howtoforge.com/how-to-upg...top-and-server
but you could give it a shot.. I would think upgrading from 8 to 10 should be the same process as upgrading from 9 to 10
Workin' so far there fs...

Thanks!
 
Old 02-12-2009, 12:53 AM   #8
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or

Not sure if this Fedora Upgrade how-to will help you or not..
http://www.howtoforge.com/how-to-upg...top-and-server
but you could give it a shot.. I would think upgrading from 8 to 10 should be the same process as upgrading from 9 to 10
This one has me goin' right now.

But as I look, I'm loadin' i386 architecture, and not x86 64 (this is a laptop AMD 64). Will I be able to fix this later???
 
Old 02-12-2009, 02:26 AM   #9
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No, at least not easily. But: i386 will work on your system and you will have everything available you need. There for example is still no 64 bit flash plugin as far as I know.
 
Old 02-12-2009, 07:48 AM   #10
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To switch from a 32Bit OS (i386) to a 64 Bit OS (x86_64), you would need to re-install the OS from scratch.

there is no way to do an in place architecture change when upgrading a Linux system.
 
  


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