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Old 01-01-2008, 02:49 PM   #1
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Question Upgrade/Install FC8 from FC6 best plan

I've been playing with Fedora for a while using FC6. I am running quite a bit on it (DNS, SAMBA, NAGIOS, SENDMAIL...) and have it and KDE tailored they way I like it.

Now I want to move to FC8. While I am at it I would like to then clone it to another set of hardware as a trash and reload playground. I have cloned the hard disk to another drive and tested it so I have my backup and set for the secondary system.

FC8 recommends a fresh install - but I don't want to redo all the installs/settings by hand. I have read and see that the update mode seems to chase its own tail during the dependency check taking literally days to or never finish.

1) How do I get from FC6 to FC8 as I want?
2) After I clone the FC8 disk for the new secondary system what all do I have to change to make it a "unique" system? I know the IP and host name in network settings and SAMBA but what else such as certificates for NX?

Old 01-02-2008, 08:29 AM   #2
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Backup the entire /etc directory structure and anything else that is important to you(like your /home/username directory structure). Then follow the advice and do a clean (wipe and load) installation. You have seen the horror stories what else to you need to convince you??

If you have a spare system then install Fedora 8 on this system, the backup contents of your /etc directory structure and /home/username directory structure should help you with getting everything back the way you want.


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