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Re: Has anyone successfully updated FC3 with FC4?



On Monday 27 June 2005 23:14, Paul Howarth wrote:
> On Mon, 2005-06-27 at 22:17 -0400, Tim Largy wrote:
> > On 6/27/05, Thomas Taylor <linxt comcast net> wrote:
> > > On Monday 27 June 2005 15:31, Todd Cary wrote:
> > > > Bruce -
> > > >
> > > > Thank you for the response.  I guess this is to be expected since
> > > > Fedora is a test environment, but after getting a box all set up and
> > > > purring, it is not my idea of a fun activity to have to reconfigure a
> > > > box from scratch again.
> > > >
> > > > Todd
> > >
> > > Hi Todd:
> > > You don't need to lose any settings when doing a fresh install.  If you
> > > use separate partitions for /home and /root, then DON'T format them
> > > during the install, all your settings will be preserved.
> >
> > That depends on how you define "settings." Haven't you heard of /etc?
> > /usr/local? /usr/opt? (I'm sure you just forgot.)
>
> And /etc can't be a separate partition because single-user mode wouldn't
> work. Whether you go for an upgrade or a fresh install, there's always
> going to be work to do. I find the upgrade route easier personally,
> unless there's a big new feature in the new version that I won't be able
> to get that way (e.g. LVM2).
>
> Paul.
> --
> Paul Howarth <paul city-fan org>

Paul & Todd are both right.  I didn't properly explain my response.  I should 
have said to make a /saved (or whatever) partition and copy /root and /etc to 
it.  Sorry for the mixup.

Tom

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