Yum upgrade not working. - [fixed]

tony tony at tgds.net
Mon Mar 27 06:51:21 UTC 2006

Le dimanche 26 mars 2006 à 13:20 -0800, Ian Burrell a écrit :

> If he already has a Linux install, he can boot the installer through
> GRUB.  I have done this a couple of times when I didn't want to bother
> with burning a CD or setting up network booting.  It would work well
> for booting a machine without a CD.
> Basically, it involves copying vmlinuz and initrd.imb from
> images/pxeboot in the Fedora repository to /boot and adding a entry to
> /etc/grub.conf to boot them.
> title Fedora Install
> 	root (hd0,0)
> 	kernel /vmlinuz
> 	initrd /initrd.img

Very cool tip, that should be in a FAQ too.

UPDATE: Thanks to Jeff Spatela I managed to put a little order in my
yum.repo.d - probably development repos making the system think that FC4
was the most recent version.

Last night when I went to bed the machine was still installing the FC5
rpms and when I got up this morning I had a shiny new FC5 machine.

ABOUT THE MACHINE: it is a Sony Vaio C1XD which means that I had lots of
firstboot fun =:-D The screen is 1024x480 pixels and firstboot is
800x600 which means that all the buttons are invisible. I have been
confronted with this since I bought the machine. There are two
	- firstboot buttons are on top of the screen and not the bottom (yes
you can still make people scroll to the bottom of the licence agreement
before letting them click the accept button...) Come on interface
designers! Think outside the box a little.
	- always install with an external monitor connected.

In this case I just Ctrl-Alt-Del killed firstboot and the machine boots
into the existing xorg.conf which is set up for the correct resolution.

Everything seems to be working just fine and I am installing/removing
applications and doing general housekeeping at the moment. FC5 seems to
be another great step forward for the Linux desktop, congratulations!
And thanks again to those who helped get it on the machine.


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