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Old 11-22-2008, 08:13 AM   #1
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Post Change Distro from fc8 to fc9?

I'm having some trbl with current install. Senior member sgstd I do fresh install (NOT upgrade) of later version 9 or 10. I chose 9 expect it is more stable. When I got to dl site there was several choices!

* DVD x86
* DVD x86_64
* Torrent
* x86
* x86_64

I really want to get this install right, so your sggst's will be appreciated.

System specs are:
Processor 0 & 1; AMD Atholon 64 x2 Dual core processor 4800+

Memory: 1.7 Gb
Available Disk space; 280 gb

#1 currently my YUM does not work, something about GPG KEYS; will this create a problem with new install? Hoping NO.

#2 which version should I dl? (my guess x86_64)

#3 Can I dl straight to hd before disabling the fc8?

All info is welcome
Old 11-22-2008, 08:55 AM   #2
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Go for DVD x86-64. Download the iso through bit case if your internet connection disconnects bit tor. will resume it.

For your current problems with FC8 check this link; it should help you overcome them.

I faced no problems after upgrading from FC8 to FC9. Fresh install worked fine for me too.


Last edited by hulk321; 11-22-2008 at 08:58 AM.
Old 11-22-2008, 09:02 AM   #3
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I would do a fresh install. Fedora 10 should be out on Tuesday. I have been using the preview for a week and it is stable. And use the x86_64 version. Download to hard drive and burn it to CD or DVD. You can always check out the Fedora 10 Preview Live CD and see how you like it.

And get more info at the Fedora Forum
Old 12-27-2008, 01:04 PM   #4
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I realize it has been a while since my last post made it thru. I tried to post letting you guys know my plans. I have tried to fully update fc8, upgrade to fc9, then tried to go to fc10 (I know going around the globe to get across the street). My system is in worse shape now than when I began.

I have resurrected my old box to get back online and dl some more files, and catch up on my e-mail. Anyway I felt the need to re-iterate my thanks to you fellows (since previous ones did not get thru, so THANKS, I really appreciate that you took the time to converse about these troubles. Once I get the newer box up I may need some help tweaking it.


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