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TheMixtureMedia
12th February 2008, 03:06 AM
Hi there I am wanting to upgrade my Fedora 8 to 9 Alpha without installing it fresh can I do that if so how? I tried to do that and it looked like it wanted me to install it fresh can anyone help.

Demz
12th February 2008, 03:10 AM
its advised to do a Fresh install of 9 Alpha, ..download a LiveCD http://torrent.fedoraproject.org/

bob
12th February 2008, 03:51 AM
Frankly, this is not something that you want to do unless you're 1). quite experienced 2). willing to put up with a lot of breakage and an immense amounts of updates. I've already lost the internet completely (fixed now). While we need testers, I'd think that dual-booting a stable version of Fedora and the testing version would be the better solution.

leigh123linux
12th February 2008, 04:02 AM
Moved to Fedora Focus

scottro
12th February 2008, 04:57 AM
I did it successfully from 7 to 8. I had a few problems a few weeks ago, trying to do it on a sacrificial machine, but that was a few weeks ago.

I think Bob described it pretty well. It probably won't be trivial. Then again, you might be the lucky one and it might turn out be no more difficult than a normal upgrade.

There are instructions somewhere on Fedora's pages about the best way to do it if you're going to do it. (They do recommend against it though).

RahulSundaram
12th February 2008, 09:21 PM
Hi

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Testing has some notes on doing this. Alpha is for testers only however.

Demz
16th February 2008, 10:06 AM
an for Experienced people

leigh123linux
16th February 2008, 10:09 AM
Hi there I am wanting to upgrade my Fedora 8 to 9 Alpha without installing it fresh can I do that if so how? I tried to do that and it looked like it wanted me to install it fresh can anyone help.

Fedora forum doesn't support development releases so if you upgrade you will not get any help from this forum!!

RedhaT_BoY69
16th February 2008, 12:14 PM
i downloaded a full version of f9 alpha, and it boots ok, but the problem is that it;s like that my machine have graphic card problem, i mean i can;t see anything only some lines and ****s. is this for beta tester or a full version???

leigh123linux
16th February 2008, 12:19 PM
i downloaded a full version of f9 alpha, and it boots ok, but the problem is that it;s like that my machine have graphic card problem, i mean i can;t see anything only some lines and ****s. is this for beta tester or a full version???


FC9 alpha is a test release that will go final on the 29/4/08

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/9/Schedule?action=show&redirect=Schedule

RedhaT_BoY69
16th February 2008, 12:24 PM
FC9 alpha is a test release that will go final on the 29/4/08

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/9/Schedule?action=show&redirect=Schedule


great thnx for the info...

scottro
16th February 2008, 01:58 PM
I had a similar experience to yours on the Alpha installation disk. However, I was able to boot a live CD and use that to make an installation.

At present, after a few upgrades, just about everything works well save for sound. Any music I play is silent for the first three or four seconds, regardless of what player I'm using. However, even that might be due to some oddity during installation, as, on several installs, I've had one strange thing or another occur that wasn't repeatable.

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