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vtbludgeon 04-02-2004 10:55 PM

RH9 to Fedora: fresh install, or upgrade?
I'm wondering what you experts recommend. I have RH9 and I've been pretty happy, now
thinking what to do as we RH9 users get shut down, considering Fedora.

When Fedora goes into its install routine and asks me do I want to upgrade or install anew (at least that's what I expect will happen based on what I've read), what would you recommend?

This is my web development box and it's got all my apache, php, mysql, cvs repository, Quanta, Zend IDE running fine, so it's a pity to blow it all away.... OTOH I'd consider it, since a lot of things are due for upgrades anyway.

Note that I have only one little problem right now, I broke my grub.conf somehow and have not been able to get the pretty boot screen, ergo no opportunity to boot windoze, it just goes right to Linux. And I've been doing fine without it, thanks (-: , but getting grub working properly again is one of my objectives. I wonder if the installer will offer to reinstall grub if I do a new install, an upgrade, or either one.

'Preciate it !

DavidPhillips 04-03-2004 02:17 AM

The installer will fix the bootloader. You should try the upgrade and if it turns out you don't think it's working out then do the install.

vtbludgeon 04-03-2004 08:21 PM

Cool. That's enough give this non-guru a game plan, and sufficient confidence to stride forward with head held high (said he, trembling like a leaf). Seriously though: thanks.

DavidPhillips 04-03-2004 08:52 PM

Let us know how it turns out.

THe graphical boot is pretty cool, so if you do an upgrade it may not set it up. Try adding this to the kernel line in /etc/grub.conf


like this


kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.22-1.2174.nptl ro root=/dev/hda2 hdc=ide-scsi hdd=ide-scsi rhgb

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