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Old 06-29-2007, 12:30 PM   #1
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Upgrading to Fedora 7

I have FC6 intstalled and want to go to f7 relaese.
I can't read a DVD on this computer, so I boot from a rescue CD. I was able to down load the f7 iso image with FC6
and it saved on the desk top. I don't know where to
put the image in order for the rescue boot to find the ISO image. It asks if it is on /tmp/sda1 or /tmp/sda2.

I don't know how to get the image there. With FC6 I created a folder sda1 in tmp but it won't let me copy the image to that folder. I was logged on as root.

I'm just a new user and need help.

Ernie Gibson

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Old 06-29-2007, 07:47 PM   #3
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Well, as far as I know, the rescue system can't use an ISO image. (My knowledge may be outdated here, but that used to be true.)

If what you have is a DVD image, then I'd suggest you replace the CD unit on the computer with a DVD RW unit. (You should be able to find one in the $20-$50 range, or even cheaper from a user parts store.)

Then just burn the DVD image and boot from it.

If, instead, you'd like to just do it on-line, download the fedora-release-7-3.noarch.rpm file (you should be able to find it in one of the Fedora mirror sites). Install in on your (backed-up) FC6 system (using rpm -ihv fedora-relaese-7-3.noarch.rpm as root), and then run a yum update and (several hours later) you'll have an F7 upgrade installed.

Note that you may need to restart the upgrade several times with --exclude= . . . options when yum encounters packages that are not compatible with F7. (Keep a list -- by hand -- of those packages to see if you need them after the update is finished.)

When I did this, there were about 20 packages that coulden't be updated, but I didn't really need any of them.

Here's what's in the rpm file:
$ rpm -qlp Downloads/fedora-release-7-3.noarch.rpm
The "secret sauce" is that installing this rpm file replaces the files that tell the FC6 system it's a FC6 system with ones that tell it that it's a (really out of date) F7 system.

Oh, one other thing: After the update finishes, use locate -r rpm[^/]+$ to find all the rpmnew and rpmsave files. The rpmnew ones are what the update should have installed, but, for some reason, couldn't. Since I use KDE, I used the kdiff3 command to build the configuration files merging what needed to be merged from the old and new configuration files.

Of specific note is that the udev rule files must be changed, since the 2.6.21 kernel no longer supports some of the attribute expressions used in prior kernel versions.
Old 06-30-2007, 05:04 AM   #4
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Thanks a lot, I did finally find out that my DVD was bad and made a new one. That installed fine. I appreciate the

Ernie Gibson


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