moving from FC 5 to FC 8

Ric Moore wayward4now at
Sun Feb 3 01:55:00 UTC 2008

On Sat, 2008-02-02 at 13:31 -0500, Terry - Fedora Core wrote:
> Old computer died. Salvaged hard drive and installed on new computer.
> Have read the Installation instructions and I think the following can be 
> done:
>    1. upgrade FC 5 installing FC 8 on top of the FC 5 installation on
>       sda6 - I think that the FC 8 upgrade will do this automatically -
>       TRUE??

Sure, but you're likely to have one friggin' big mess to clean up. It
would be better to back up anything mission critical and install clean,
IMHO. I'd be extremely careful copying config files on top of the new
ones as well. Myself, I would use old config files for comparison to
edit the new ones with. An upgrade jump that large is sure to be very
problematic. Ric

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"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.
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