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Old 01-06-2002, 07:58 AM   #1
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Question Upgrading from Redhat 6.1 to 7.2


I have a fresh install of Redhat 6.1 on my laptop and have the Redhat 7.2 CD to upgrade with, but the CD wont boot.
I can mount the CD and get to all the RPMs but I get loads of failed dependencies when trying to install the RPMS. Can I simply force the install or will this really mess things up?

The reason for my upgrade is to get my pcmcia NIC working (3com 10/100 Megahertz 3ccfe574bt), so the main RPM is kernel-pcmcia-cs-3.1.27-10.i386.rpm but I'd prefer to upgrade kernel and everything else in one go.

You can probably tell from what I've written that I'm a newbie and I apologise in advance for my stupidity but I've honestly looked everywhere for the answer!

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Old 01-06-2002, 04:45 PM   #2
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You will need to run the install program from the cdrom and choose upgrade system.

you can make a boot floppy to use for the installation the boot.img is in the images folder on the cd


boot the floppy and it will start the install

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Old 01-06-2002, 06:32 PM   #3
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yeah and to make RH7.2 boot floppy from RH7.2 CD
cd into /mnt/cdrom/images make sure you mounted CD
put a blank floppy in the drive
and issue the following
dd if=boot.img of=/dev/fd0 bs=1440
 
Old 01-08-2002, 12:45 PM   #4
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I was lazy

Thanks for your help.
I decided to bin Redhat and go for Debian instead. Stuck in a floppy and installed via ftp! Woohoo!
Yes, I have no willpower, but hey, Redhat doesn't have apt!

Thanks again,
Chopper
 
Old 01-08-2002, 10:39 PM   #5
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You can do the same with redhat as well
 
Old 01-09-2002, 09:09 AM   #6
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Really?
I realise you have RPMs in Redhat but they won't find and install dependencies automatically, will they?
I found Installing/Upgrading in Redhat quite tedious - RPM -i, find it needs a pre-requisite - try and install that dependency only to find that too has dependencies

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Old 01-09-2002, 09:38 AM   #7
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the install image runs when you do ftp install and when you select the packages you want it will solve deps.


same thing when you upgrade the system
 
Old 01-09-2002, 09:48 AM   #8
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ftp install?
I think it's time I RTFM.


Thanks,
Chopper
 
  


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