upgrading fedora 11 to the latest version of fedora
tdineen at ix.netcom.com
Wed Oct 5 17:01:05 UTC 2011
"What other things should I consider before upgrading from Fedora 11 to
Fedora 15 or 16?"
Consider using Fedora 14 instead!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I just completed building a Fedora 14 machine that all in all
am pretty happy with!!!
This avoids the litany of Fedora 15 issues, as discussed on this
reflector in recent weeks, and the totally unknown nature of Fedora 16.
Software releases like wine and cheese need to age for a while to be great!
In any case be aware of Selinux issues when trying to enable common
services such as vsftpd, rlogin, and samba. Email me if you have difficulty
in this area.
Also immediately after your F14 installation is completed run the
software update program from the Administration Menu this will save you
time later. P.S. Some potential issues covered by the updates.
On 10/5/2011 8:47 AM, Gregory P. Ennis wrote:
> Hi guys,
> I have been given a workstation with Fedora 11 (Leonidas) installed by
> our IT team. I'm running web-based tool on it, purely Perl based. I have
> also data there that I would like to keep while upgrading to Fedora 15
> (or maybe wait a ~month longer and upgrade it directly to Fedora 16).
> I would like to ask for recommendation on what's the easiest way to jump
> through so many releases?
> I have basic linux experience since I'm doing some programming. Do I
> need to use external storage to be able to upgrade or I can go through
> If I could go with yum, I would appreciate if you provide me with the
> What other things should I consider before upgrading from Fedora 11 to
> Fedora 15 or 16?
> Fedora does have a utility that starts with 'preupgrade' that allows you
> to go from one revision to the next sequential revision. However, every
> time I have used this I have had problems. I have only been able to
> make this work on one machine going from F13 to F14. It would really be
> great if this utility worked easily, but it has not work well for me.
> I would advise you to offload all files you need to keep and do a 'clean
> The other item I would encourage you to look at are the hardware
> limitations of F15 compared to F14. I have a lot of older equipment
> that requires my support that are restricted by an upper limit of 512
> mgs of memory. These machines will not work on F15. F15 also has
> gnome3 that has failed to work on some of my older equipment so beware.
> Good Luck!!!
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