I upgraded Fedora 3 to Fedora 4 and only lost half a head of hair!
Actually, "upgraded" is misleading. I replaced everything, including partitioning the hard drives.
After many hours of Bit-Torrenting the DVD iso of FC5 I burned the disc (all this on another machine), I ran the FC5 install using mostly default options. I have almost 600G of HDD space, so I installed almost everything -- as I had done with FC3.
But, many, many things were not installed; samba, many web tools, etc. So I tore hair, checked forums, how-tos, and so on. Yes, I'm relatively new at Linux and also impatient to a degree. There are CLI ways of installing the stuff I wanted, but that meant a lot of study and experimentation.
So, out of frustration, I put the FC5 DVD back in the drive and started all over. And here's the important step, I chose to configure the install during the process instead of configuring after the install. I was able to select everything I wanted for Workstation, Program Development, and Server functions and capabilities and let Fedora's geniuses do the brain work.
Now, I are a happy camper!
Further explains: I recently fell into a deal that allowed me to earn several thousand bucks to play with. Almost like winning the lottery. I called it "Play Money". Anyway,I built some new computers. A dual CPU (AMD Opterons), dual monitor machine for Web and DVD development running XP Pro. Plus an AMD Sempron machine with an ATA boot and some SATA drives and Linux to work primarily for data storage. There are three other XP Pro boxes in the LAN, plus a laptop. A Hawking printer server connects the HP LaserJet and the WAP/Router (mainly for laptop linking) is on an XP box. All but one of the computers are on GigaBit Ethernet.
All that may change as I get more into Linux, but I'm sure having fun in the process.
And I'm trying to grow the hair back!
Last edited by dlowery; 04-17-2006 at 06:49 PM.