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Old 02-19-2010, 06:03 AM   #1
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Cool Upgrading to fedora 12


Dear All,

I am having a dual boot system having fedora 5 and win Xp, and i want to upgrade my system from Fedora 5 to fedora 12 without disturbing the contents of my hard disk.

How we can do it?

Regards,
Ravi Chobey
 
Old 02-19-2010, 06:10 AM   #2
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You can't officially upgrade fedora 5 to fedora 12. You have to reinstall over the top. Back up your home directory/partition and install fedora 12 into the existing linux space.

You can try to upgrade by adding the boot command
linux upgradeany
as the install disk starts. But if this makes a mess of things then install into existing linux partitions. Fedora 12 uses ext4 by default.

http://docs.fedoraproject.org/instal...l/ch17s02.html
 
Old 02-19-2010, 08:29 AM   #3
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Dear All,

I am having a dual boot system having fedora 5 and win Xp, and i want to upgrade my system from Fedora 5 to fedora 12 without disturbing the contents of my hard disk.

How we can do it?
As smoker said, you can't upgrade FC5 to 12.

Before doing anything, back up your ENTIRE HARD DRIVE, Windows, Linux, etc. Do a fresh install of FC12, and wipe out FC5. Upgrades tend to leave old libraries hanging around, which can lead to 'interesting' results...a fresh install is better.
 
  


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