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To see the version of Fedora Core you run, open any browser (Mozilla or Konqueror) to see the release note.
up2date won't upgrade to Fedora Core 3 as it was meant to updte the latest package for Fedora Core (2 in this example).
There is different method to upgrade from Fedora Core 2 to 3:
- Easy method: download Fedora Core 3 isos. Burn them on CD or DVD then reboot after inserting disc 1 of Fedora Core 3.
-Decent method: similar to above except that you burn one CD (Disk 1) to do HTTP/FTP installation from the list of mirror repository found on the official Fedora Core website. When booting: type linux askmethod
to use either HTTP or FTP to do online installation. It may take hours depending the connection.
- Easy method: using yum command from a terminal (similar to DOS in Windows word) as root.
yum update yum
The first command is important because the package manager on Fedora Core 3 use metadatas (a group of file that contains repository.