Hi I'm trying to upgrade my FC4 x86_64 nvidia nforce and nvidia gt7800 box to fc6. Hard drives are SATA and the lvm has linearly mapped system partitions as well as a data volume with striping (raid 0 ). I've tried the following:
1) yum update: removed all at-rpms, yum clear all, rpm -Uvh fedora-release-whaterver-> yum update = dependency failure. I've tried different schemes like upgrading the kernel first, rebooting, etc.
2) FC5 DVD -> graphic install fails due to video -> retry with "linux vesa" works, but then fc5 install fails to see my fc4 installation which is on an lvm volume, not striped, just linearly mapped. The problem is that there's a ton of stuff in the perl directory, and /usr/local is on the same partition so I can't just wipe and install.
3) FC6 DVD has the exact same problems as above.
So, what else? Can I somehow stop anaconda before it detects previous versions, so that I can mount the lvms? How? Can I somehow use a driver disk during the installation? This is the type of stuff that makes me want to just ditch the entire rpm/fedora structure.