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Old 07-21-2004, 08:59 AM   #1
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Plan to Upgrade RH9 to FC2


Hi all,

I have an IBM T22 Laptop on which I am planning to install FC2. Before I do so however I would like to clarify a few doubts:

1. I want to run FC2 with as minimal a set of programs as possible and with only XFCE as the window manager but with Nautilus as the filemanager. Is this possible to do without having to install the Full GNOME DE? What issues will I face during upgrades?

2. I dont have access to a DVD or CD burner so I plan to install RH9 first (I have the disks with me) and then upgrade to FC2 using yum. Is it possible to do a minimal install of RH9 and then install yum and upgrade to FC2? Do I need to pay special attention to any partitioning schemes? I figure that since I am doing a fresh RH9 install without X the XFree86 to Xorg change issues should be bypassed and as I will be having all vanilla packages, the upgrade should be relatively painless.

3. While upgrading to FC2 via yum, if I do a yum upgrade does this reinstall the whole system or just upgrade the packages already installed ? Basically I dont want it to install GNOME/KDE etc only XFCE which as I understand it, is not easily done with FC2?

4. Another plan is to download the DVD ISO to another windows machine and then upgrade RH9 to FC2 via the network using the ISO. But I really dont know if that is possible. Any pointers will be a great help. Is it possible to mount an ISO which is on another machine as a loopback?

The major constraints are the RAM (256MB) and HD space (~20GB) on the machine. It is a PIII 900 MHz machine.

Will be very grateful for any help.

Regards,
 
Old 07-21-2004, 11:55 AM   #2
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1. I want to run FC2 with as minimal a set of programs as possible and with only XFCE as the window manager but with Nautilus as the filemanager. Is this possible to do without having to install the Full GNOME DE? What issues will I face during upgrades?
Here's one problem with what you have suggested...there is no option to install XFCE seperately with the FC2 installer...it only automatically installs it if you've selected the "full install" option. With that said, it's quite easy to add XFCE later (just pop in discs 3 and 4, copy the XFCE RPM's over and install them)...so this may or may not be a problem.

Also, I know that I've always ran into all kinds of dependency problems when I didn't install gnome...if I have the space, I always go ahead and install gnome anyway (even though I use KDE and XFCE 95% of the time).

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