Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.


  Search this Thread
Old 04-23-2006, 10:04 PM   #1
Registered: Oct 2004
Posts: 39

Rep: Reputation: 15
upgrade 4 to 5

Im tryiny to upgrade my fedora core 4 to fedora core 5 with the dvd and getting errors .It is on a dual boot system will i keep all my old files and should it work??????
Old 04-23-2006, 10:41 PM   #2
Simon Bridge
LQ Guru
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: Waiheke NZ
Distribution: Ubuntu
Posts: 9,211

Rep: Reputation: 198Reputation: 198
You should always backup before doing an upgrade like this.
The upgrade is not garanteed to work - and notoriously dosn't.

It is best to do a clean install.
Partition in anticipation: put /home and /usr on their own partitions, then you can tell anaconda to ignore them during the installation.
Old 04-23-2006, 11:01 PM   #3
LQ Guru
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: N. E. England
Distribution: Fedora, CentOS, Debian
Posts: 16,298

Rep: Reputation: 77
What kind of errors are they?
Old 04-24-2006, 12:28 PM   #4
Registered: Oct 2004
Posts: 39

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Thanks for help.... the computer just locks up ..I think a clean new install is the only way to go ..there has to be something wrong with the upgrade for I Know others having the same problem..Lar


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Will 'aptitude upgrade or dist-upgrade' downgrade manually installed deb package? Akhran Debian 3 03-14-2006 03:40 PM
Upgrade hang when checking for packets to upgrade Gerrit Jan Fedora 6 12-22-2005 09:21 AM
What first upgrade kernel or upgrade slack 10.0 to current Kelean Slackware 7 01-16-2005 07:54 PM
upgrade RH8 to RH9 - upgrade or clean install PAB Linux - General 0 03-13-2004 04:55 PM
Error trying to dist-upgrade or upgrade KDE prophet621 Linux - Newbie 0 09-10-2003 05:17 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:01 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration