upgrade to fedora from 7.3

Bill Johnson Bill at JohnsonAcres.com
Sun Nov 9 02:07:56 UTC 2003

I upgraded from RH8 to Fedora 1.0 with poor results.  Many things were 
completely hosed, including grub, which seemed to have disappeared 
entirely on my dual boot machine (I was no longer even given the boot 
selection screen - it just booted directory into Fedora). Also, my eth0 
connection was gone completely, with Fedora complaining that it my 3com 
nic card was no where to be found.  Interestingly, when I booted into 
rescue mode using the Fedora install CDs, the nic card was there, so I 
knew there was nothing wrong with either Fedora or the nic, but it had to 
be with the upgrade.

There were other issues, as well, but since I couldn't seem to get past 
these 2, I ended up rerunning the install and choosing INSTALL instead of 
UPGRADE.  I noticed that you can choose to NOT format the partitions (I 
had not seen that before), and so I went that route, ending up with a 
working Fedora 1.0 install and my existing data still intact.  

So, my experience with upgrading using the UPGRADE option from the install 
CD was a disaster, but so far the upgrade using the INSTALL option and not 
formatting the partitions is working well.  The only thing I've noticed 
so far is that my sound isn't working (always seems to be a problem), and 
pine was not working.  I've fixed the latter, by simply doing an rpm -e 
pine, and re-installing it.  

Anybody else have input on installing without formatting the partitions?  
Have I introduced any problems with this method that I should be aware of?

Bill Johnson

"Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and 
mighty things that thou knowest not."  Jeremiah 33:3

On Fri, 7 Nov 2003, Leonard, Phil wrote:

> >hi,
> >has anyone tried to upgrade redhat 7.3 to fedora 1.0? is it supported?
> >thanks,
> >dan
> For that matter, has anyone upgraded from RH8.0 to FC1?  Did it work okay.
> Philip
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