FC5 T3 -> FC6 Development?

Trey Sizemore trey at fastmail.fm
Sat Mar 25 03:47:09 UTC 2006

On Sat Mar 25, 2006 11:59AM, David Timms wrote:
> Dan Thurman wrote:
> >On Sat, 2006-03-25 at 05:04 +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> >>On Fri, 2006-03-24 at 15:30 -0800, Dan Thurman wrote:
> >>>Folks,
> >>>
> >>>I was a but busy and I am currently in a FC5 T3 setup, so
> >>>my question is, do I just stay in this environment, and
> >>>simply 'yum update' to get into the FC6 level or do I have
> >>>to burn any iso's and reinstall everything or what?
> >>It's generally a good idea to do a reinstallation. If you simply run yum
> >>update, you end up with pre-FC6 rawhide which is now boiling hot. That
> >>you only want to do if you would prefer to continue testing.
> There are days in testing where an update requires 500M of downloads, and then something needs a new release and it happens again the next day. You might rather your PC was a useful tool rather 
> than forever downloading new packages.
> My advice: download FC5 and install. If you have separate partitions for / and /home, note down the partition information (to use during install) and ensure all the things you want to keep are 
> under /home .
> Then reboot in single user mode, and mv /home/your-user-name to /home/name-old or similar.
> Reboot with CD/dvd for install, and ensure you choose custom partitioning. You then need to tell the installer which partition to use as which:
> /boot +format
> / +format
> /home don't format.
> Then you'll have a complete FC5 install, but haven't lost any info that was still on your disk under /home. However, the user account is created new so that any weird stuff from the old install 
> is avoided.

So in doing this, do I then move /home/username-old back to
/home/username once done or just leave it the way it is and access the
old data going forward under /home/username-old?


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