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Mr.Clean
31st May 2008, 09:29 PM
I have seen posts about updating your system by removing and changing files in /boot, /mnt, and so forth. I was wondering if anybody could write an installer executable, whether its a GUI or not, its better than nothing. If I was a little bit more familiar with linux I would have no problem writing a command line installer. So yeah, I was just wondering if anyone was willing to do it.

marko
31st May 2008, 09:33 PM
There's already a good tool for that, search the forum for "preupgrade"
or see here:
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/PreUpgrade

I've used preupgrade twice at work, it works pretty well

Mr.Clean
31st May 2008, 09:36 PM
I'm sorry, I should have searched, but I might not have gotten anything on it anyways. But thank-you.

Mr.Clean
31st May 2008, 09:37 PM
But Can I use this to take it from Fedora 4 to Fedora 9, or do I have to go in order?

marko
31st May 2008, 09:42 PM
I think you can go from Fedora 7 -> Fedora 9 or F8 -> F9 but F4 -> 9 would
be impossible. I think a requirement of preupgrade is that the starting
version has to have existing repositories. Fedora 4 hasn't had public
repositories in a long time.

Mr.Clean
31st May 2008, 10:26 PM
Crap. Fedora 4 is all I have. Is there any other way to install or upgrade without using an image?

Mr.Clean
31st May 2008, 10:28 PM
Fedora 4 is all I have, is there any other way from me to install or upgrade without a disk?

JohnVV
31st May 2008, 11:01 PM
going from fedora 4 to 9 will require a fresh install , backup all work data and bookmarks to dvd then reformat with the 9 install disk or gparted and install
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But i would stick with Fedora 8 still for a few months until the graphics driver bugs are worked out.

Fedora 4 is all I have, is there any other way from me to install or upgrade without a disk?
no
not unless you are on a lan an can do a network install.
Or can boot from a very large usb thumb drive ,that has the iso image on it

download a copy of fedora8 with BitTorrent or the Direct Download
then burn the .iso to dvd as a bootable image

http://fedoraproject.org/en/get-fedora
or buy a install dvd http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Distribution/OnlineVendors
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Distribution/LocalVendors

marko
31st May 2008, 11:04 PM
So you don't have a optical drive, how about a free usb port?

You can install via a bootable usb key, Fedora 9 has a "netinst" bootable
image you can put on a usb key, once it boots you tell it where the repository
is on the internet and it gets the packages over the net connection.

see:

http://docs.fedoraproject.org/install-guide/f9/en_US/

in sections 2,3,4