Upgrade Fedora



Linux classes, Linux Training, Computer Configuration GNU Linux Fedora using Linux CommandStep by step upgrade Fedora... The example below show how to upgrade Fedora and on this example we use Fedora 12 and upgrade Fedora to Fedora 14 using the preupgrade

Upgrade preparation:

1.  On GUI Desktop open X-terminal by click on menu bar Applications -> System Tools -> Terminal
2.  Use su - command and key in root password to enable you to execute command as root user.
3.  Execute yum command yum -y update to update all software package on your system.

[root@fedora ~]# yum -y update

4.  then key in "preupgrade &" command to open the preupgrade graphical box.

[root@fedora ~]# preupgrade &

5.  Choose Fedora version that you want to upgrade to by clicking the dropdown menu... and let the preupgrade software run...
Upgrade Fedora using preupgrade

Upgrade Fedora Fail:

not enough space in /boot/upgrade
After waiting awhile for system upgrade to finish... then suddenly this message box appear telling me that my Fedora boot partition do not have or not enough space in /boot/upgrade to download install.img

The main installer image could not be saved to your hard drive. The installer can download this file once it starts, but this requires a wired network connection during installation.

If you do not have a wired network connection available, you should quit now.

(My network connection too slow to download all that hanky panky.. and the downtime cost me headache)

What??? letter that... I found out that at least you need 500Mb for Fedora /boot/ partition in order to run preupgrade to upgrade Fedora .... and on my case the default fedora /boot/ partition is about 200Mib... i'm screww...

[root@fedora ~]# df -h /boot
Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/cciss/c0d0p1     193M   73M  121M  38% /boot
[root@fedora ~]#

Note:  Moral of the story is... make sure that you partition your Fedora boot partition larger then 500Mib or may be is you have larger disk 1GB for Fedora boot partition... if not you screww big time letter on the day...

Now need to resize Fedor aboot partition... but did gparted support LVM resizing??? nope not this time being.... may be letter... argghhh... need to do the job hard way again.... command and command to resize the LVM and resize boot partition in order to fit install.img...



1 comments:

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