-   Linux - Newbie (
-   -   Red Hat Upgrade - Overwrite or Fresh Inst. ? (

OldBob 07-22-2003 04:00 PM

Red Hat Upgrade - Overwrite or Fresh Inst. ?
In my attempt to learn Linux, I bought a manual that included a CD of Red Hat 6.2 which I installed as a "dual-boot" along with Win98SE.

Today, I bought another manual that includes Red Hat 8.0 CDs. My question is - can I install this new version directly over 6.2 or should I use Fdisk to "clear" the present RH partition ??

The reason I ask is, the 6.2 inst. did not go "perfectly" the LILO is a little messed up and I have to use the boot floppy to load RH, without the floppy Win98SE loads.

youngstorm 07-22-2003 04:06 PM

Simple. Use the same partitions , dont use fdisk, RH install will allow you
to mark partitions for formatting. Mark your linux partitions for formatting.
This is what I would and do do most everytime I install Linux over an
older install of Linux.
If you need more help let me know.

Pcghost 07-22-2003 04:22 PM

By selecting "upgrade current system" the changes in file locations between the versions have to be handled by symlinks, which can get ugly after a while. I suggest backing up any data you need, and starting fresh. If you can, I would also suggest downloading a copy of Red Hat 9. It has KDE 3.1 and a whole lot of other improvements. RH 8 was nice though. Huge improvement over the 6.x series that is for sure. Good luck..

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:39 AM.