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Old 10-23-2009, 12:49 AM   #1
lumdongtien
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Upgrade to KDE Fedora 11 from HDD


Hi,
My purpose is upgrading my GNOME Fedora 10 into KDE Fedora 11 without using CD/DVD.
I downloaded bin file from fedoraproject & do some search how to do this:
1. create new entry in GRUB list /etc/grub.conf
2. mount bin into some folder & copy initrd.img, vmlinuz, ... into /boot/isolinux
3. reboot

But when i chose Upgrade (new item defined in grub.conf), it unsuccessfull upgrade.The machine become suspend, I guessed I cannot reach to my Fedora image.
Anyone has any idea?
 
Old 10-23-2009, 01:40 PM   #2
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do a fresh install
you might also want to download the KDE only install cd / dvd
http://fedoraproject.org/en/get-fedora-kde
 
Old 10-24-2009, 11:53 PM   #3
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do a fresh install
you might also want to download the KDE only install cd / dvd
http://fedoraproject.org/en/get-fedora-kde
It's easy to install a fresh one.
You don't understand my purpose! What happend if i want install/upgrade without cd/dvd/usb boot! Understand?
 
Old 10-25-2009, 12:17 AM   #4
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in the yum repos there is a program called "preupgrade"
install it and run it
BUT fedora 11 NOW uses ext4 for the /,/home,/usr for everything EXCEPT /boot - that is ext3
so a upgrade WILL NOT reformat your drive to ext4

but you might be using the default install settings for fedora and be using LVM . I do not use lvm so there might not be any problems .

BUT BACK UP EVERYTHING FIRST - there is about a 50% to 80% success rate in using the "upgrade"option. What that means is a 20% to 50% FAIL rate
 
  


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