best way to upgrade an FC6.i686 to F8.x86_64 - don't - fresh install instead.

Kevin J. Cummings cummings at
Tue Feb 19 07:38:20 UTC 2008

Kevin J. Cummings wrote:
> Kevin J. Cummings wrote:
>> David Timms wrote:
>>> Kevin J. Cummings wrote:
>>>> I've just finished an aborted attempt to install FU 20070204 8 X86_64 on
>>>> my laptop, currently running an FC6.i686 installation.
>>>> Try #1:  I tried the "upgrade" option.  Anaconda tells me that this
>>>> method is not supported and may fail since I am changing architectures.
>>> It isn't supported. No work has been done in trying to mkae it possible.
>>>> So, what did I do wrong, and how do I fix it?
>>> Sounds like there are some packages installed from the new distro/arch.
>> Not that *I* can find.
> OK, after some really deep searching of my system, I discovered that the
> attempted install destroyed my copies of:
> 	/etc/modprobe.conf
> 	/etc/sysconfig/network
> 	/etc/sysconfig/networking/devices/ifcfg-eth0
> 	/etc/rc.d/*/S10networking
> After some painstaking searching and fixing, I believe I have returned
> my FC6 laptop to its pre-install (F8) state; with one notable exception:
> my lo and vmnet devices are missing, and eth1 seems to be called
> eth1_rename (and even so, my wireless appears to be working!).  Other
> than that, I seem to be restored.

And after deleting /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules

I'm back to normal.  Now on the the F8 upgrade.   (sigh)

Kevin J. Cummings
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