View Full Version : can I upgrade fedora from 4 to 5 directly

3rd April 2006, 06:44 PM
sorry this may be a stupid question.

I mean upgrade in fedora4 environment without burn anther serveral fedora 5 CD and reinstall all the applications I have already installed.

3rd April 2006, 07:18 PM
I think you will find it won't work very well at all. There have been other posts here with lots of problems after attempting this.

3rd April 2006, 08:56 PM
If your network connection is fairly good you can just burn a boot-only CD with the boot.iso in the images/ directory of any mirror, which is about 6Mb in size. This boots a system and lets you specify an installation source - you can pick HTTP and install or upgrade directly from a mirror server.

3rd April 2006, 11:07 PM
Its certainly possible, but whether it works out perfectly is another issue. You can download the fedora-release rpm for FC5 and install that. After that do "yum upgrade yum" and then "yum upgrade".

3rd April 2006, 11:14 PM
ok, thank you guys, I think now I perfer to having a clean installation.