Only introduced to Linux/Fedora around 2 weeks ago when I saw it running a friends machine so I got a disk copy of FC5 to try it out.
I'm impressed. I can do almost everything I want on FC5 with the exception of establishing a VPN to a remote server. Helpful links/tutorials for a Linux newbie on this one would be appreciated?
I've decided to experiment further and install the latest version Fedora which I believe is FC8 onto my harddrive.
I used Bit Torrent to download the FC8 DVD ISO and after testing it seemed to be fine. However before booting to upgrade I foolishly played around with fdisk
and seem to have corrupted my disk partitions or my drive labelling.
I can run FC5 booting form my harddisk.
I can run FC8 booting from a FC8 Live CD.
install FC8 onto my harddisk from either DVD ISO or Live CD even though my system can boot up from both these sources OK. Possibly a disk partitioning or drive labelling issue?
OK. There's the intro. Here are the questions:
1. Was I stupid to try and ungrade as opposed to going for a clean FC8 install?
2. Is there a 'dumbed down for newbies' guide as to the drive layout that FC8 needs? Is it significantly different from FC5?
3. Can I download a boot disk from somewhere that can guide me through the partitioning process and allow me reformat my harddisk for FC8? (I can completely reformat if necessary because Windows can go and data of value has been backed up.)
Hope I'm asking the right questions here and apologies in advance if there are varying degrees of cross posting in this tread. Please be patient with this new convert. Any help gratefully received.:-)