Monday, February 23, 2009

Preupgrade - fedora distro

How to use PreUpgrade

  1. Back up all important data before upgrading.
  2. Run the yum update command as root to make sure all packages are updated to their latest versions.
  3. Run the yum install preupgrade command as root to install PreUpgrade.
  4. Run the preupgrade command as root to start the PreUpgrade application.
  5. Select the Fedora release you want to upgrade to on the Choose desired release screen, and click the Apply button.
  6. When all of the packages have downloaded, reboot your system to start the Fedora installer.
i was upgrading from fedora 8 to fedora 10 , but i earlier installed the packages from livna and freshrpm repo . so it was causing dependency problem in step no 2 . yum update .

so i had to exclude them

yum update --exclude=xine-lib

and then there were few warning regarding the dependecies in the preupgrade , but all ended well.

the most annoying thing was the slow download of the packages.

one more thing , i am not having the linux grub , instead of that i have solaris grub , so when it reboots , u wont find an option for the upgrade in the boot menu , all u have to do that , boot into soalris and read the grub entries from the linux grub.conf and update menu.lst , and now reboot and boot into the fedora upgrade. after the upgrade it will again reboot and now again u have to make new entries in the soalris grub.conf/ menu.lst .

u all at home :) . enjoy mighty fedora 10.

another way to upgrade using yum is here.