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Old 29th October 2008, 03:59 AM
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Answers to your questions

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Hi, I have a few questions:

1. I am using F8 and my/home folder is on a separated partition. Could I intall F8 or F10 without losing the data in /home? And how ? Is backup necessary?

2. Should I need to format / folder before installing?

3. What happens with my config files after clean installation? Will they be erased or modified?

4. How to let the intallation preserve all users' informations (like username, password, home directory, default shell, etc.) ?
1. Yes, you can install another version of Fedora and save your /home data. At the partitioning step in Anaconda, you will need to do a Custom partition, not the default. It is always a good idea to back up the /home partition, just in case you make a mistake or something goes wrong. The probability of something going wrong other than your own error is low.

2. You do need to format the / partition; otherwise you get an unusable mix of files from the old and new installations. It is part of the partitioning step in Anaconda.

3. Those config files that are in the / partition are replaced. Those that are in your home directory (e.g. .mozilla) are saved. If you want to save certain config files (e.g. /etc/passwd, /etc/group, or /etc/sudoers),
save backup copies before the installation.

4. As a minimum, you need to save copies of /etc/passwd, /etc/group, and /etc/sudoers from your old installation. Replace the copies that the installer creates with your old copies. There may be some other files that you should also save in this manner.
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Old 26th November 2008, 10:14 AM
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keep getting this message while trying to do sec. updates etc...:
Beim Herunterladen der Pakete sind Fehler aufgetreten.
imlib2-1.4.2-2.fc10.i386: failure: imlib2-1.4.2-2.fc10.i386.rpm from updates: [Errno 256] No more mirrors to try.
1:NetworkManager-glib-0.7.0-0.12.svn4326.fc10.i386: failure: NetworkManager-glib-0.7.0-0.12.svn4326.fc10.i386.rpm from updates: [Errno 256] No more mirrors to try.
php-Smarty-2.6.20-2.fc10.noarch: failure: php-Smarty-2.6.20-2.fc10.noarch.rpm from updates: [Errno 256] No more mirrors to try.
audit-libs-1.7.9-1.fc10.i386: failure: audit-libs-1.7.9-1.fc10.i386.rpm from updates: [Errno 256] No more mirrors to try.
libv4l-0.5.6-1.fc10.i386: failure: libv4l-0.5.6-1.fc10.i386.rpm from updates: [Errno 256] No more mirrors to try.
oxygen-icon-theme-4.1.3-1.fc10.noarch: failure: oxygen-icon-theme-4.1.3-1.fc10.noarch.rpm from updates: [Errno 256] No more mirrors to try.
1:java-1.6.0-openjdk-1.6.0.0-6.b12.fc10.i386: failure: java-1.6.0-openjdk-1.6.0.0-6.b12.fc10.i386.rpm from updates: [Errno 256] No more mirrors to try.

I wished that updates and security updates would only be notified, when the respective servers are reacheable.!

Last edited by Demz; 26th November 2008 at 10:20 AM.
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Old 26th November 2008, 10:21 AM
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keep getting this message while trying to do sec. updates etc...:
Beim Herunterladen der Pakete sind Fehler aufgetreten.
imlib2-1.4.2-2.fc10.i386: failure: imlib2-1.4.2-2.fc10.i386.rpm from updates: [Errno 256] No more mirrors to try.
1:NetworkManager-glib-0.7.0-0.12.svn4326.fc10.i386: failure: NetworkManager-glib-0.7.0-0.12.svn4326.fc10.i386.rpm from updates: [Errno 256] No more mirrors to try.
php-Smarty-2.6.20-2.fc10.noarch: failure: php-Smarty-2.6.20-2.fc10.noarch.rpm from updates: [Errno 256] No more mirrors to try.
audit-libs-1.7.9-1.fc10.i386: failure: audit-libs-1.7.9-1.fc10.i386.rpm from updates: [Errno 256] No more mirrors to try.
libv4l-0.5.6-1.fc10.i386: failure: libv4l-0.5.6-1.fc10.i386.rpm from updates: [Errno 256] No more mirrors to try.
oxygen-icon-theme-4.1.3-1.fc10.noarch: failure: oxygen-icon-theme-4.1.3-1.fc10.noarch.rpm from updates: [Errno 256] No more mirrors to try.
1:java-1.6.0-openjdk-1.6.0.0-6.b12.fc10.i386: failure: java-1.6.0-openjdk-1.6.0.0-6.b12.fc10.i386.rpm from updates: [Errno 256] No more mirrors to try.

I wished that updates and security updates would only be notified, when the respective servers are reacheable.!
wait for the mirrors to Sync an then update
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Old 4th December 2008, 08:52 PM
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Angry accounts disappearing

I must, from unfortunate experience, agree that fresh installs beat upgrades hands down.
I just upgraded F8 to F10. all went well until the login.
None of my accounts are available. I get "unable to authenticate user". DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME UPGRADING!!!
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Old 12th December 2008, 04:48 AM
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I have a PS3 and im trying to install Fedora 10
i managed to create the boot disk, now im at the kboot: screen but I dont know what to put in the command promt or what to write to start installation
please PM me with the answer if possible
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Old 12th December 2008, 05:14 AM
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I have a PS3 and im trying to install Fedora 10
i managed to create the boot disk, now im at the kboot: screen but I dont know what to put in the command promt or what to write to start installation
please PM me with the answer if possible
no one will PM you the answer , an please keep this question in your own thread
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Old 10th May 2009, 12:13 PM
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I must ask..why is an F10 upgrade DVD being offered when an upgrade isn't recommended.

And given the often long and difficult process of making backups, installing a new version and then configuring everything again, would it not make sense to concentrate on making a reliable upgrade process before releasing yet another Fedora release?
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Old 10th May 2009, 12:34 PM
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Great observation!

Please note that this was written back during the F8 release cycle.

Changes have been occurring since F10, and an upgrade path is being actively developed as an option.

Times change and releases mature, and along with them methods evolve. Therefore, I am closing this thread.

Thanks again for the observation and reminding me this one was getting long in the tooth.


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