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Old 11-09-2008, 11:48 AM   #1
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upgrade LiveCD installation to Fed9 full install

I have installed Fed9 from the LiveCD. I noticed that many packages/software options are not installed, which should not have surprised me given that there are 6 cd's in the full installation set.

I have configured some things like samba, the sound card, and some filesystems to be how I like them, so I don't want to perform a fresh installation from the 6 cd set. In other words, I don't want to blow away the current installation I made from the LiveCD. Rather, I want to know if it is possible to use the 6 cd set to choose many packages I would have chosen to install. For example, I want all the Fed9 documentation files installed; I want several window managers installed (so I can switch among them); I want to install a different email program (e.g. pine, for dealing with system email generated from /var/spool/mail/root); I want to install some source files; etc., etc.

I have downloaded the 6 ISOs and will burn them to CD shortly. My question is: can I boot up with CD1, then have some kind of option to do a custom update, wherein I can indicate the packages I want to install WITHIN my current installation? Do I have to start over fresh, using the 6 CD installation set to completely overwrite my current LiveCD installation?

TIA for any advice. I did not want to mess things up inadvertenly, so I thought I'd ask for advice FIRST, instead of after. :-)

Old 11-09-2008, 03:36 PM   #2
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Live CD Installation to full install

Qo you have fast internet connection? Since you appear to have a good idea of which additional packages to install, how about open the terminal and type (no "") "sudo yum install [your packages]" See "info yum" for more details.This way you shouldn't scramble any of the stuff you have installed.But take care - there might be some dependencies that could affect your installed stuff. Try a couple-see how it works. Les

Rereading: You have fast internet-you are all set!

Last edited by lelmo82; 11-09-2008 at 03:41 PM. Reason: Acknoledge fast internet


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