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Old 06-05-2003, 08:22 PM   #1
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should I do a fresh install?

I recently (somewhat mistakenly as I only wanted to upgrade certain packages) upgraded my red hat 7.3 to red hat 9.
Basically what I want to know is if it is better to just do a clean install of 9. I have a dual boot system and therefore can transfer what few files I have on red hat to another drive, so information loss is not really a concern.

Has anyone had any experiences where they have noticed a favorable difference when doing a clean install instead of an upgrade or does it not make any difference? Are there any advantages to keeping things the way they are?

Insight would be appreciated. Thanks.
Old 06-05-2003, 08:27 PM   #2
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i would do the clean install. i've done both, seems like things work better doing the clean install. you shouldn't have to move any files if you don't format your /home.

Old 06-05-2003, 08:34 PM   #3
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well, i think i would still need to move files cuz I just did an autoallocate when I did the format for rh unless is creates a primary /home partition by default but that's not a big deal, I was more just wondering about stability and conflicts with previously installed apps.

Thanks for your input, any others?
Old 06-06-2003, 12:09 PM   #4
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hmm... from what I've heard there are alot of issues about older versions of Red Hat upgrading to 9.... I suggest doing a clean install if information loss is not really a concern...
Old 06-06-2003, 02:25 PM   #5
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I agree with u jt1020. I think it's the best.


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