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FC5 to FC6 success story



I just thought I would report this, for anybody who is looking for it
in the future.  I just upgraded my FC5 installation to FC6 on my
Compaq Presario 2100 laptop.

First of all, I had some difficulty reading the installation DVD so I
booted with

linux ide=nodma

and was able to perform the upgrade from there.  After I booted, I attempted a

$ sudo yum update

but that failed due to a conflict with kmod-ntfs, so I removed the
(old, FC5) package and was able to run the yum update.  Following the
update, I tried to (re)install kmod-ntfs, but that failed due to a
known bug in which anaconda installed the 586 version of the kernel on
my laptop instead of the 686 version.  I corrected that, following the
instructions Google found for me on
http://forum.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=139751:

$ sudo yum install yum-utils
$ yumdownloader kernel-2.6.18-1.2869.fc6.i686
$ sudo rpm -Uvh --replacefiles --replacepkgs kernel-2.6.18-1.2869.fc6.i686.rpm

(BTW, what is with the preference for "su -c" over "sudo" amongst
Fedora users, anyway?)

For future reference, it would appear that, if I'd read the release
notes and known bugs pages more carefully (i.e. at all) before I
started this process, I would have tried booting with something like:

i686 ide=nodma

and probably would have avoided that whole unpleasantness.  Oh well,
lesson learned.


The only other issue I ran into was an error message I spotted during boot:

Starting system message bus: Unknown group "netdev" in message bus
configuration file

Google pointed me to
https://fcp.surfsite.org/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=31686&forum=11,
which described this as a known bug
(https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=219218) and
suggested changing the text 'group="netdev"' to 'at_console="true"' in
"/etc/dbus-1/system.d/avahi-dbus.conf", which I did.

Anyway, the point of this email was to report a success story and to
document this for the next person who finds it via some random Google
search.

Oh yeah,
thanks for all the hard work that has gone into FC6.

--wpd


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