Upgrading from FC6 to Fedora 7 with yum

Now that Fedora 7 has been release it is time to upgrade from that crusty old Fedora Core 6. Note that they have removed the "Core" from the name so a few things have changed with the paths used in yum. Last year I did a post on how to upgrade from FC5 to FC6 and this upgrade happened on the first box I used for that. Before you start see the note after these steps about checking for disk … [Read more...]

Upgrade FC5 to FC6 with yum

Now that Fedora Core 6 is available it is time to upgrade those old crusty FC5 installs. To upgrade from FC5 you can follow these steps: You may be able to skip this step but I did a yum update on FC5 first to make sure everything there was up to date and worked before moving to FC6. Do a "yum clean all" to remove all the old yum cruft. Install the fedora-release for Fedora Core 6. Use the rpm … [Read more...]

Upgrade Fedora Core 4 to Fedora Core 5 with yum

I recently upgraded a bunch of FC4 (a few FC3) installs to FC5 using yum. It has been a long time since I've tried doing an OS upgrade like this because it used to be pretty painful. I was surprised at how easy it is to do now. There are a few issues to get past but for the most part for fedora core 4 to fedora core 5 you just have to follow a few simple steps: Remove any kernels before … [Read more...]