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Old 22nd July 2004, 11:12 PM
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Fresh install or upgrade to FC2?

Now the dust has settled a bit, what's the concensus on moving to FC2 from FC1? I have a working system (2.4Mhz Dell PowerEdge, 512Mb memory, 80Gb hard disk) with MySQL/PHP based web sites, sendmail, etc motoring nicely. No dual install, though I guess the sound support will move to being ALSA based once I upgrade.

Any views on the percentage chances me of crocking up the whole system doing an upgrade rather than a fresh install? Or would you advise a fresh install at all costs?

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Old 22nd July 2004, 11:28 PM
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Personally I never upgrade; preferring to do a fresh install each new release. Gives me a chance to clean up the system and start anew. Ofcourse, if this was anything but a worksation you'd probably desire minimum downtime as possible andthe upgrade methog would be ideal.
In my opinion there's no reason why an upgrade won't work..or else they wouldn't have it as an option on the anaconda menu. Ofcourse there will most likely be a few small annoyances to deal with, since this is such a big change from core 1 to 2 (kernel 2.6).
As you say, since the dust has settled, all problems people have had doing the upgrade option have been resolved by now so make sure to immediately update all packages first and if there;s still any lingering issues, there's a good chance it's been brought up here at FedoraForum or other support resources such as the mailing lists.

In summary: Go the upgrade!
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Old 23rd July 2004, 08:48 PM
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Smile Done

All installed now - after a bit of a fumble (one of the Linux magazines provides FC2 on 2 CD's, and I wasn't paying enough attention when the install said i'd need four - so I had to go get the other two ISOs and blow them on my son's WinXP machine mid-install).

Sound's not yet working, and a few browser plugins to go back, but otherwise all's running fine.

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