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    Upgrade from customized 7 to 8 beta 2

    I'm currently running a version of Fedora 7 that my school modified, mostly with a lot of drivers and software and likely some configuration settings here and there.
    Is there a way I can upgrade to the 8 beta 2 without losing these changes?
    Either yum, or with a DVD, or something else.... but still have all of my apps and drivers and codecs and whatnot? Perhaps most importantly, I need my Wacom setup not to mess up.
    Thanks.
    Last edited by kombucha; 13th September 2007 at 08:21 PM.

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    I hear that 'yum' is not very good at updating to new Fedora versions, but am unsure about the capabilities of the install media.

    If by "Wacom setup" you mean the drivers in the 'linuxwacom' package, all the required settings for my 'linuxwacom' drivers are in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.

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    If this is a machine that you need to work and can't afford to have it mess up, I would advise against trying to upgrade to 8 Test 2. First of all, because it's a test release. Second of all, because Fedora 7 will still be supported for a while and you might as well use what already works. If you want to play around with the development branch of Fedora, I would recommend repartitioning (with GParted or similar) and installing it on a seperate partition. That or running it in VirtualBox .
    Something new coming to this space soon...

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    schwerdf: I just spent too many hours trying to get my tablet working to lose all of that effort... there were loads of problems with the standard linuxwacom install...

    Gnafu: I'm dualbooting with XP so it's cool if Linux goes down for a bit, but you do make a good point, in that I don't have any real reason to upgrade... I just like trying new things and helping test stuff.

    So I'd still love to hear my options

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    I definitely recommend you try VirtualBox. It's a lot of fun .
    Something new coming to this space soon...

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    Download and play with the Live-CD and find out if things work
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    Quote Originally Posted by kombucha
    I'm currently running a version of Fedora 7 that my school modified, mostly with a lot of drivers and software and likely some configuration settings here and there.
    Is there a way I can upgrade to the 8 beta 2 without losing these changes?
    Either yum, or with a DVD, or something else.... but still have all of my apps and drivers and codecs and whatnot? Perhaps most importantly, I need my Wacom setup not to mess up.
    Thanks.
    Downland boot.iso from fedora test repository burn it CD and boot with it.

    You can upgrade through network installation http or ftp

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