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Re: upgrading from FC1 to FC2 with yum!



W. Guy Thomas wrote:

> the reason I am doing this is because the cdrom is dead in this laptop,
> and when I smbmount a cd to do an upgrade from my XP machine, Fedora
> freaks out when I have to swap cd's. So this is my only choice.

It's fairly easy to update from the hard disk, as has been suggested.
Download the ISO images to say /archive .
Then run "mount -o loop /archive/FC2-i386-disc1.iso /mnt/cdrom"
Then create a directory /boot/fedora, and
"cd /mnt/cdrom; cp -a isolinux/* /boot/fedora/".
Then add a stanza to /etc/grub.conf like this
==============================================
title Fedora Core Boot
        root (hd0,1)
        kernel /fedora/vmlinuz
        initrd /fedora/initrd.img
==============================================
[Nb I have a separate /boot partition.]

Now when you reboot you should be offered this as an option,
and that will take you into the installation.

I have to do this on my Sony Picturebook (C1VFK)
because the Fedora installation does not have a driver
for the Sony CD-reader.

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